Apparently mosque leaders didn’t think it incompatible with the teachings of their religion to store weapons in a mosque in not one, not two, not five, not ten, but forty mosques in Tunisia. If weapons had been found in forty churches, it would be international news. This, however, will pass by without notice from those who will continue to claim that the problem is “extremism” that can crop up in any religious tradition.
“Tunisia attack: Only one weapon was ‘used to kill the terror attack victims’ – as it happened July 1,” by Raziye Akkoc, Jessica Winch and Grace Collins, Telegraph, July 1, 2015:
…Speaking on local radio, the head of Tunisia’s association of imams has said that police searches had uncovered weapons in 40 mosques around the country last year, James Badock in Sousse reports.
Fadhel Achour, secretary general of the mosque cadres and agents’ union, told Mosaïque FM that of 190 mosques closed since the 2011 revolution, 90 had accepted government control and registered their activities.
Of the remaining 100, Mr Achour said that the imams of 80 mosques preached a radical and violent discourse. These 80 are the mosques that the government said it would move to close down in the immediate aftermath of Friday’s terrorist attack in Sousse….