Yet another imam suspected of jihad terror activity. Doesn’t Dahou Meskine know that the Qur’an teaches peace and tolerance? How many imams will be arrested before Western authorities wake up to the manifest fact that what they are hearing from “moderate” Muslim leaders about the nature of Islam and about what mainstream Islamic schools of law actually teach about jihad and Sharia is false? How much more willful self-deception will they engage in before coming to grips with the reality of the problem that faces us, and deal with its full dimensions?
“France Detains 17 Suspected Finance Associates of Radical Islamic Terror Group,” from AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
PARIS “” Police have detained a prayer leader at a suburban Paris mosque and 16 associates as part of an investigation into alleged terror financing, a police official said Tuesday.
Dahou Meskine, imam at the mosque in the suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois, and the 16 others were apprehended in separate raids around the capital early Monday, the official said.
Prosecutors believe the suspects were involved in a money-laundering scheme to benefit radical Islamic groups, the official said on condition of because the case is ongoing.
The suspects remained in police custody and were being questioned by investigators. Under anti-terrorism laws, they can be held for up to six days for questioning.
The arrests were part of a probe launched 18 months ago based on information from Tracfin, an agency within the Finance Ministry that tracks money laundering, judicial officials said.
French intelligence officials say terror cells here have been changing their financing and planning methods, with funds often coming through inventive, small-scale sources such as halal butcher shops, trade in cannabis and ATM scams….
Meskine is a member of the Council of Imams of France, the judicial officials said, and is reported to be a founder of France’s first Muslim middle school. The school could not be reached for comment Tuesday.