DA to lodge complaints against man who called for mosques to burn

2017-01-05 18:11
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Cape Town – The DA intends laying criminal charges against a man who made a call on Facebook for mosques to be burnt down, the party’s youth league said on Thursday.

It also intended lodging a complaint against the man behind the post, Liam Christian Ferreira, with the SA Human Rights Commission, DA Youth League chairperson Yusuf Cassim said in a statement.

“We are still working with our lawyers to prepare the necessary documents and affidavits,” Cassim said.  

The charges were being laid on the grounds of incitement to violence.

“The incitement to burn down places of worship is a criminal act which should not be taken lightly.”

Cassim called on all South Africans to unite against racism and bigotry.

News24 reported on Tuesday that Ferreira posted on the Facebook group "Langebaan" that the public should stand up against Muslim prayer calls. 

"I think it’s a crime that no one is sanding up to those muslim bastards blaring their call to pray 5 times a day over massive speakers. Why do i need to put up with an Arabic tradition created in the dessert thousands of years ago. Stand up for yourselves!!! Burn it down!!! [sic]," the Facebook post reads. 

 

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