What? A mosque? A house of peace? Didn’t the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims at the Al Sunnah Al Nabawiah mosque rise up and tell these al-Qaeda recruiters that they were Misunderstanding the Religion of Peace?
A mosque in Montreal has been ranked in the world’s top nine Al Qaeda recruiting zones and linked to a terror cell planning attacks on Los Angeles airport, new released documents claim.
The WikiLeaks files, written by U.S. military chiefs, list the Al Sunnah Al Nabawiah mosque among nine houses of prayer worldwide considered as a place “˜Al Qaeda members were recruited, facilitated or trained”.
The leaked “˜Matrix of Threat” documents, designed in the early days of the Guantanamo detention centre to assist intelligence officials, rank the Canadian mosque alongside sites in Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Al Sunnah Al Nabawiah Mosque in Montreal is considered by the U.S. military to be among places where ‘known al-Qaeda members were recruited.’
The mosque, which was also linked to the September 11 attacks, is the only Islamic prayer house in North America listed as a threat in the leaked report.
The classified documents claim the mosque’s former Imam and current Guantanamo inmate, Mohamedou Ould Salahi, was the leader of the Canadian-based Al Qaeda cell.
The Mauritanian man arrived in Montreal from Germany in November 1999 but left Canada after police began to question him about ties to Ahmed Ressam, the so-called “˜Millennium Bomber” who planned to attack Los Angeles airport and other U.S. targets.
Ressam, an Algerian who lived in Montreal, was arrested at the U.S.-Canada border carrying explosives before he could execute the “˜Millennium plot”.
According to the documents, Salahi met with Ressam four days after arriving in Montreal and had prior knowledge of the plot as well as contact with the extremists planning the attack….