Fox News reports that a man entered a Shiite mosque in Anderlecht, a suburb of Brussels, on Monday armed with an ax, Molotov cocktails and a can of
gasoline. The 47 years old imam, died trying to extinguish the flames.
According to Tricity Herald, "One man was arrested - a Muslim who said he was born in 1978." "It seemed that this person showed up and pulled out a
knife and an ax, and that he spread flammable products - petrol we assume - in order to start a fire and threaten the mosque occupants," Meilleur
"He said the man's name and age could not be verified, as he had no identification papers. He said the man had been locked in a room by worshippers
at the mosque
before authorities apprehended him."
I read this report from La Libre Belgique, detailing this Shiite mosque in Anderlecht from several years ago. It is in French and I used Yahoo Babel
Fish to translate it.
"The competition between the two principal branches of Islam, sunnism (87,4 PC of the Moslems) and Shiism (11,9 PC), was poked these last years by the
war in Iraq. The fall of the mode of Saddam Hussein and the introduction of the democracy reversed there the power struggle between the communities
sunnite (some 20 PC of the Iraqi population) and Shiite (approximately 60 PC). Under the dictatorship of the sunnite Saddam Hussein, this community
was favoured. Since its fall, the Shiites, hitherto persecuted, took a certain form of revenge by the democratic law of the number.
Especially, the sunnites provide large battalions of resistant and terrorists who propagate violence since 2003. A violence which moved towards the
British or American occupant and towards those who, in the understanding sunnite, are their servants, Shiites.
The Shiite alarm clock in Iraq combined with the nuclear ambitions of Iran very mainly Shiite, worries the bordering countries, with sunnite majority,
the first chief Saudi Arabia.
Another theatre of this competition is, in a less width, Lebanon where Hezbollah, Shiite pro-Iranian, is opposed to the parties anti-Syrians, mainly
The export of this tension is thus not surprising, including in the Muslim communities of Europe, often very politicized. "
I wonder how things would have been different if this guy would have been a Christian from the UK, Australia, or the USA. Since a koran was burned by
a Christian, three Americans were murdered. A fellow muslim kills a young imam and burns down a mosque, and he gets locked in a room.
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