But of course that could never happen in mosques in the United States, and only greasy Islamophobes would even dare to suggest otherwise.
ISLAMABAD: Having forcibly taken over Buner district adjoining Swat Valley, Taliban militants have begun using mosques in the area as “recruitment centres” to attract youths to join their ranks, according to media reports.
Almost all mosques in villages in Buner district are being used by the Taliban to recruit local residents for their cause of enforcing Sharia or Islamic law in the Malakand division, which includes Swat, and the rest of the country, media reports said on Monday….
Maulana Khalil, a Taliban leader from Swat, addressed a congregation in a mosque in Malakpur village where he was welcomed by clerics and a large number of local residents. He urged youths to come forward and shoulder the responsibility for enforcing Sharia in their areas.
Khalil said the movement for enforcing Sharia in Malakand division had started 20 years ago but the peaceful campaign could not achieve results. Thus it had to be turned into an armed movement to enforce Sharia.…
Local residents too are trying to “adjust their lifestyles” in accordance with the diktats of the Taliban, who entered Buner more than a week ago….