Watch for Muslims worldwide to protest against this desecration of a mosque. But don’t watch too closely, because it will never happen.
“Seven Afghan civilians killed in mosque blast,” from Reuters, January 13 (thanks to Lookmann):
(Reuters) – At least seven civilians were killed in a blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan overnight shortly after a joint foreign forces-Afghan operation in the area killed four Taliban fighters, local officials said on Sunday.
The explosion occurred in the Sayed Abad district of Wardak province at about 2 a.m. local time (4:30 p.m. EST Saturday), said provincial governor spokesman Sahihullah Shahid.
“A convoy of Afghan and foreign troops came under fire from insurgents inside the mosque … Seven villagers were killed by an explosion after the operation,” Shahid told Reuters….
The Taliban and Wardak police said an ISAF air strike killed the civilians, but the coalition said no aircraft were used.
The ISAF spokesman said the joint force was fired at by Taliban fighters from a nearby building which is believed to be used as a mosque. The soldiers returned fire, killing four insurgents, he said.
“If that (civilian deaths) occurred, those civilians died somehow after the forces left the area,” he said.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, in a statement e-mailed to media, said “American forces” used two air strikes in an attack on the mosque.