Does your Imam have a bushy beard? German story informative
Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 28, 2016
Invasion of Europe news….
Occasionally Reuters does us a good service, and they have with this story from Germany. It is about how many Syrian refugees are not devout Muslims (Reuters uses the word conservative) but are being lured into extremist—Salafist or Wahhabi—mosques that make them uncomfortable.
From The Independent:
Hani Salam escaped civil war in Syria and survived the journey from Egypt to Europe. But when he saw men with bushy long beards at a mosque near his current home in Cologne last November, he was worried.
The men’s appearance reminded him of Jaish al-Islam, the Islamist rebels who took over his hometown near Damascus, said Salam, 36, who wears a moustache but no beard. One of them told Salam that “good Muslims grow beards, not moustaches,” he recalled – a centuries-old idea that he dismisses.
“Everything about this mosque made me feel uneasy,” he said.
Syrians in Germany say many of the country’s Arab mosques are more conservative than those at home.
Over two months, a dozen Syrians in six places of worship in three cities told Reuters they were uncomfortable with very conservative messages in Arabic-speaking mosques. People have criticised the way the newcomers dress and practise their religion, they said. Some insisted the Koran be interpreted word-for-word.
The intelligence agency has advised local authorities against housing asylum-seekers near Salafist or Wahhabi mosques.
Continue reading about the different mosques German authorities are attempting to cope with. And, by the way, the words Salafist and Wahhabi are very definitive and I wonder why we don’t see those words used much in the American press.
What is happening in your American town? What sort of mosque do you have in your neighborhood? And, in what direction will that mosque push the new refugees arriving daily which are placed in the vicinity of a mosque by Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (among others). Do they even know what they are doing?
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