He is also accused of sharing graphic depictions of killings on social media, and of breaching Switzerland’s Aliens Act, for working as a foreign national without a permit.In a statement, the public prosecutor said it would be pressing for a suspended prison sentence and a 15-year ban on entering the country.The An’Nur mosque was raided by police in November following reports of the imam’s inflammatory sermon.
Authorities have been accused of not doing enough to integrate Muslims into Swiss life
It had been the subject of a number of police operations amid claims the place of worship was a front for radical Islamists.The mosque closed in June after the landlord refused to extend the lease.Three other people were arrested as part of the investigation.
Two have since been released without charge while the investigation into third person is reportedly close to completion.
In July a Muslim politician in Winterhur claimed the city had become a hotspot for radicalisation.
Blerim Bunjaku told Tribune de Genève that authorities were not doing enough to intergrate Muslims into Swiss culture, and that young children from Salafi families “see the West as an enemy”.