Why didn’t the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims at the Nur E Islam mosque in Aranguez, San Juan, expel the jihad plotters from the mosque and report them to police?
Several people who were detained by police concerning the plot to disrupt Carnival 2018 met at the Nur E Islam mosque in Aranguez, San Juan, yesterday to discuss the issue and air their views on it.
Attendees were invited to the meeting earlier this week after searches and 15 detentions by police prior to Carnival concerning the threat.
Police announced they had credible information on a plot on February 8 and did searches in subsequent days. The Nur E Islam was among masjids and Islamic educational institutes searched. The 15 detained during the police exercises were all released after Carnival. Of the 15, however, a couple was charged with firearm possession. Attorneys for several detainees subsequently said they intend to sue for wrongful detention, damage done to property when police searched homes and confiscation of items.
Following the release of detainees, a few days ago they and others affected by police action were invited by leaders of some independent and traditional Muslim groups to gather at Nur E Islam after yesterday’s midday prayers to discuss the situation, including on legal action.
One spokesman said people “had been traumatised by the detentions and it would have been an opportunity to air feelings.”…