August 28, 2012, - 4:28 pm
Hey, it’s the new Libyan Arab Spring “Democrats” that Sean Hannity and John McCain supported (Hannity was for them before he was against them, a la John Kerry–and now pretends he was against them, but click on the link and you’ll see the video where he attacked Obama for not supporting the Libyan rebels) and urged Barack Obama to arm and support (which he did). And look how tolerant they are of their fellow Muslims–same as it ever was in the Islamic world. Police stood by and allowed it to happen. As I’ve noted before on this site, different Muslim sects don’t recognize each other as being true Muslims. That’s especially true of most Muslims regarding Sufi Islam, which they regard as apostasy. (Sufis can be either Sunni or Shi’ite, but many Sunnis and Shi’ites reject them.)
Also, it’s incredible that our own U.S. military has ruined the careers of several soldiers who volunteered to serve because they made the mistake of accidentally burning some korans in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, how many korans were destroyed in the Al-Sha’ab mosque and fellow Muslims don’t give a crap because they can’t blame it on America (or the Jews)?
Armed men have bulldozed a mosque containing Sufi Muslim graves in the centre of the capital, Tripoli, in broad daylight, in what appeared to be Libya’s most blatant sectarian attack since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. . . .
It was the second razing of a Sufi site in two days. Ultra-conservative Islamists wrecked Sufi shrines with bombs and another bulldozer and set fire to a mosque library in the city of Zlitan early on Friday, an official said.
Libya’s rulers have struggled to control armed groups competing for power a year after Gaddafi’s fall. . . .
“What is truly regrettable and suspicious is that some of those who took part in these destructive activities are supposed to be of the security forces and from the revolutionaries,” [president of Libya's newly elected National Congress, Mohamed] Al-Magariaf told reporters.
He did not elaborate on how security forces took part.
A Reuters reporter witnessed the bulldozer level the Sha’ab mosque as police surrounded the site and prevented people from approaching. They did not stop the demolition.
Inside the mosque, empty graves lay gaping in the rubble.
“A large number of armed militias carrying medium and heavy weapons arrived at the al-Sha’ab mosque with the intention to destroy the mosque because of their belief that the graves are anti-Islamic,” said one official who declined to be named.
He told Reuters that authorities tried to stop them but, after a small clash, decided to seal off the area while the demolition took place to prevent any violence spreading. . . .
A man who appeared to be overseeing the demolition told Reuters the interior ministry had authorised the operation after discovering people had been worshipping the graves and practicing “black magic”. . . . Salafis have formed a number of armed brigades in Libya. They reject as idolatrous many Sufi devotions, which include dancing and the building of shrines to venerated figures. . . .
The Sha’ab mosque housed close to 50 Sufi graves inside and, outside, the tombs of Libyan Sufi scholar Abdullah al-Sha’ab and a martyr who fought Spanish colonialists.
Remember, this is how Muslims treat each other when they are in control. Think they’ll treat you any better? Dream on.
Tags: Al-Shaba'ab mosque, Libya, Salafis, Salafist Islam, Slitan, Sufi Islam, Sufi mosque destroyed, Sufis, Tripoli