Expect American Muslim spokesmen such as Ibrahim Hooper and Salam Al-Marayati to condemn forthwith this abuse of a holy place. Gentlemen? “Pakistani militant among 3 killed in J&K,” from Rediff (thanks to Twostellas):
A Pakistani militant belonging to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba outfit was among three killed in two separate encounters on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir, where three militants remain holed up in a mosque.
The militants were holed up inside a mosque at Palnoo village in Kulgam district after army troops launched a search operation in the village following specific information about the presence of miltants, a defence spokesman said.
He said two persons, including a jawan, were injured in the initial firing by militants from inside the mosque.
However, the troops exercised restraint and did not return fire keeping in mind the sanctity of the place of worship and safety of the people.