August 27, 2012

Video: Sufi Mosque Bulldozed in Broad Daylight in Libya

The good news? Some people were arrested for the attack on the Sufi shrine. And the perps were kind enough to video part of the destruction.

The bad news? It was done in broad daylight with no fear of a government response because some of those involved were the very people who's job it was to protect the mosque:

The demolition of the large Sha'ab mosque happened in broad daylight on Saturday, drawing condemnation from government officials and Libyans across the country and abroad.

In Zlitan, witnesses said that an armed group, claiming to be Salafis, carried out the assault on the Sufi shrine, the tomb of Abdel Salam al-Asmar, a 15th-century Muslim scholar....

"What is truly regrettable and suspicious is that some of those who took part in these destruction activities are supposed to be of the security forces and from the revolutionaries," Magariaf told reporters on Saturday night.

And this isn't an isolated incident. Last week a Sufi library and another Sufi mosque were both attacked by the Salafis.

Thanks to ST.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:45 AM | Comments |