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Monday, June 27, 2011

Senegalese youths burn church, destroy bar

Hundreds of Muslim protesters descended on a Jehovah' Witness temple and a bar in a conservative Muslim neighborhood of the Senegalese capital on Sunday, setting the buildings on fire in a rare instance of religious extremism in this normally moderate Islamic republic.

Thierno Mbeugne, spokesman for the local imam association, said the head imam in the conservative Yoff district of Dakar had asked the youth to march on Sunday against what they considered as "acts of aggression against their faith." They were targeting the temple because they claim its members were proselytizing, and the bar because it was selling alcohol.

He said the Islamic religious leaders did not endorse the violence, "but they do think that the youth were right" to destroy the church and the bar.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is absolutely no doubt that islam is slowly destroying Africa.
This death cult political dogma is an abomination on the whole world but it is in Africa where it will eventually die.
When Africa rises again and kicks the ass of islam, it will show its true spirituality, culture and power, and the whole continent will flourish and give birth to a new democracy that will encompass the world.
Islam is pure mental slavery - let us use logic and truth with which to stone it to death.