Muslims at New Zealand's largest mosque claim its Pakistani imam taught jihad or holy war and preached on the need for men to make as many babies as they could with burqa-wearing women.
Muslims involved claim imam or mufti Abdul Qadir Siddiquei preached jihad against members of Islamic sects he did not approve of and ran a madrasa or school for boys on jihad at the mosque.
The allegations of preaching jihad and of the madrasa emerged in speeches and pamphlets as around 200 Muslims gathered in thewomen's room at Auckland's Jamia Musjid Al-Mustafa mosque on Thursday night.
Police intervened amid tense scenes as members fronted up to each other and at times wrestled and abused one another.
The extremist claims were based on four YouTube video recordings of speeches that are now removed from the website.
The mosque, which has more than a 1000 followers, has united various Sunni sects and Pakistani and Indo-Fijian Muslims, who combined to pay for the building.
Also known as the South Auckland Islamic Centre, it is the most influential mainstream mosque in New Zealand and Fiji.....
Mr Karim said he saw the videos and heard some teachings, calling them "half way to jihad". He claimed the imam wanted Muslims from other sects killed.
"He said people from Fiji were not knowledgeable, then he started saying get all the women who wear the burques, have sex with them and have babies with them."