Muslims to protest in Prague
Prague/Brno, May 1 (ÄŒTK) â€” Muslims will stage a protest prayer against the recent police raid in Prague mosques on Friday, Muneeb Hassan Alrawi, head of the Muslim Communities Center, told ÄŒTK.–Â An update onÂ this story. “Muslims to protest in Prague,”Â Czech News Agency, May 2, 2014
Catholic priest Tomas Halik called the raids “a sin” on a local website.
- PRAGUE (AP) â€” Czech churches are backing local Muslims who have been complaining about police raids in Islamic centers during prayers.
Here yet again we see Muslims upset not by the jihad terrorism that is supposedly a twisting and hijacking of their ostensibly peaceful faith, or by the hatred and supremacism preached in this book by Bilal Philips, but by police action against these things â€” just as Muslims in the U.S. are enraged by counter-terror efforts by the NYPD and FBI training material (now scrubbed at their behest) that spoke honestly about Islam and jihad, and “Palestinians” are enraged by Israeli efforts to defend themselves against jihad terror.
After the raid in two Prague centers of the Islamic Foundation last Friday, the police have charged the editor of a book on Islam with promoting a movement suppressing human rights and freedoms.
A number of those present, including diplomats from Indonesia, have complained about the police raid. They say the police came during the main Friday prayer, while there were about 100 people there.
The police may have staged the raid over the book called The Fundamentals of Tawheed by Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips.
Philips is a Muslim militant who seems to justify suicide bombing as part of jihad and physical punishment of criminals, such as cutting off limbs. According to him, there is no such thing as rape in marriage under the Sharia law. Australia, Britain and Germany banned his entry.
The Muslims who attended the prayer say the police ordered all of them to lay down with their faces on the ground, aimed their guns at them and held them in the place for several hours.
In protest against the police raid, the Muslims will not hold the regular Friday prayer in mosques, but will meet behind the Interior Ministry building in Prague, Alrawi said.