South Africa probes ‘extremism’ element in mosque attack

Source: Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s elite police unit said Friday it was investigating an “element of extremism” in a mosque attack in which one person died after three people’s throats were slit following midday prayers.

“You can see elements of hatred to a certain religion” in Thursday’s attack in the mosque’s worship space, Hawks spokesman Simphiwe Mhlongo told The Associated Press.

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But Mhlongo said police could not yet say whether the assault on the Imam Hussein mosque in the eastern town of Verulam, just north of Durban, could be called a terror attack.

The three attackers were still at large.

“They definitely had a religious motive,” the mosque’s cleric, Ali Nchinyane, said in footage posted online by broadcaster EWN. “These people, they were not robbers. … They strictly wanted to kill us.”

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  1. Muslim very where in facing difficult time. Muslim have 2 enemies . First The extremist Muslim who like to kill prople in mosque and Churchs

    Second is the Islamophobia is less dangerous, thab the extremist Muslim who live around us.

    Let ask Allah to intervene and create PEACE among His people.

    All❤️

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