BRUSSELS—Antisemitic manuals advocating armed jihad are included in the curriculum of the training of future imams and teachers at the Great Mosque in Brussels located a few hundred meters from the European Union headquarters, reveals a confidential report from OCAM, the governmental coordinating unit for threat analysis in Belgium.
According to the report, revealed by Belgian daily La Libre and RTL Tvi channel, many of these manuals are freely available in Brussels and elsewhere.
The OCAM document mentions the fact that “the teaching of the Muslim religion of the Arab section of the Islamic and Cultural Center of Belgium, the name of the Brussels Great Mosque, ‘’is in no way adapted to the Belgian or European reference framework. They contain Salafist ideas and doctrines that encourage the rejection of any different ideas and fundamental constitutional rights and freedoms “.
Moreover, the OCAM insists on the fact that “many mosques and Islamic centers in Belgium still have in their libraries and as part of their training activities textbooks and other documents presenting a problematic content in terms of radicalism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism.’’