Imam faces charges for comparing gays to paedophiles
Denmark is pursuing charges against an imam who linked gays to paedophiles.
The Muslim preacher, who has not been named publicly, is the subject of a case filed by Danish prosecutors.
Prosecutor Jan Reckendorff said that the man had been charged for making homophobic remarks and likening gay people to paedophiles.
The comments were apparently made to the media in the wake of the the Orlando terror attack on the Pulse nightclub.
He faces a charge of making comments deemed threatening, insulting or degrading to a group of persons because of their race, colour, national or ethnic origin, belief or sexual orientation.
If found guilty, the imam could face a fine or up to two years in jail if found guilty.
Ms Reckendorff told Associated Press that the remarks “were so rough” that the issue would would a court of law must now decide whether Danish law has been violated.
No trial date has been set.
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