From our ongoing series “what is a mosque” comes this contribution from Esmeralda Weatherwax. (H/T ROP)
- Rules of engagement: “We can’t interfere in any way with a mosque unless they are shooting at us” (source)
Inquest – Kent soldier Joseva Vatubua killed by Taliban bomb detonated from mosque
FromÂ The BBC
Pte Joseva Saqanagonedau Vatubua, 24, of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 5th Battalion, was killed on patrol in Helmand province. An improvised explosive device (IED) was triggered by the Taliban, who were waiting in a mosque, an inquest heard.
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“Paraded Like a Trophy”
Highlander Scott McLaren was named today by the MoD after going missing early yesterday morning. (Daily Mail)
Jihad against children:
Amazing:Â “Police have arrested the gunman who committed this action.”
Never enough mosques:
The calls for the Friday protest triggered police to warn that it will not allow people to block any streets.
Killing our soldiers Â from the ‘sanctity’ of the mosque:
The coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing on active service.
Pte Vatuba, who was originally from Fiji, was based at Howe Barracks in Canterbury, and deployed to Afghanistan in October
Pte Vatubua’s family, including his wife Claudette and his mother, sister and aunt, heard Coroner David Ridley record his verdict.
“I am satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the device that killed Pte Vatubua was an insurgent device of a command wire nature, operated most likely from nearby the mosque,” he said.
How does that poem byÂ Ziya GÃ¶kalp go? The mosques are our barracks, domes are our helmets, the minarets are our swords, and the faithful are our army.