“The policeman who was killed was 25 and left behind him a pregnant wife and a daughter,” but the imam no doubt thought he was performing a supreme act of righteousness and would be rewarded by Allah.
Anyway, an imam? A man who has dedicated his life to understanding and communicating Islam properly somehow gets the idea that his religion commands violence against those whom he deems to be heretics or unbelievers? Why, how can this be? We can only hope that George W. Bush and Pope Francis are on their way to Kebili now to explain the true, peaceful nature of Islam to these “militants.”
A Tunisian police officer was killed and another was injured in an overnight ambush by four militants in the city of Kebili, 500 kilometers south of the country’s capital.
Two of the motorcycle-mounted attackers were killed and another was seriously wounded, while the fourth attacker fled on foot, according to statement of the interior ministry.
According to an eyewitness who saw the attack from his balcony, the police’s quick response foiled what could have been a much deadlier attack.
“I was in my house’s balcony around midnight when four attackers riding on motorcycles attacked the police checkpoint near the post office,” Moncef, a schoolteacher whose house is only fifty meters from the scene of the attack told The New Arab.
“One of the attackers went into the driver’s side of the police car and stabbed the officer inside, while the other one was in the passenger’s side,” he said, adding, “They (attackers) wanted to take over the police car from what we saw.”
The officer who was stabbed managed to use his gun and shot one of the attackers.
“People from the nearby coffee shop immediately after the shooting stopped went to the scene,” Moncef added. “Citizens stopped one of the injured attackers who was trying to detonate the explosive device inside his motorcycle’s engine.”…
Hedi Boussafa, a local radio journalist, explained that the attackers were young people aged between twenty and thirty.
“They come from the area,” he said, adding “One of them is a vegetable vendor while the second one is an imam of a mosque.”
The policeman who was killed was 25 and left behind him a pregnant wife and a daughter….