This is what Western troops do these days instead of fighting battles. “The restoration of the Mosque shows local people that the Afghan National Security Force and ISAF are there to help…” What the British don’t understand is that inside the mosque they will still preach hatred of Britain and the U.S. as Infidels, no matter how helpful those Infidels have been to them. “British Assist To Repair Mosque,” from MoDOracle, January 15 (thanks to Twostellas):
A bullet riddled mosque in Sangin has been repaired and kitted out with brand new washing facilities and a school building by British troops working with the Afghan National Army.
After many years of conflict the mosque outside Patrol Base Pylae was in poor repair with no well to gather water for washing before prayers and bullet holes in the crumbling exterior walls. Local children, who go to the mosque to learn to read and write, had to sit outside to do their lessons….
The repairs at the Sangin mosque have given a big boost to attendance figures. Now at least 30 children spend most of their day there and afternoon prayer times are particularly busy.
The restoration of the Mosque shows local people that the Afghan National Security Force and ISAF are there to help and demonstrates that the government can improve their lives, something that the insurgents cannot offer.