Many people who are interested in matters pertaining to political Islam are quite familiar with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan comments on mosques:
“ “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers… “
In Tanzania it seems that Islamic groups have been putting that quoted poem form Erdogan into practice. Tanzanian police have busted a mosque that was indoctrinating children into the violent side of Islam and teaching them how to stab and kill infidels.
The Sabahi online news source that covers the Horn of Africa said:
“Tanzanian police broke up an al-Shabaab training operation in Tanga region, arresting 69 suspects and freeing dozens of recruits ranging from 4 to 13 years old in a security sweep carried out October 28th to November 5th.
“This has shocked us, we have increased security in Kilindi district and we have deployed enough community police who know the place properly, and through joint operations with our police we are getting encouraging results,” Tanga Regional Police Commander Constantine Massawe told Sabahi, confirming the number of arrests.
On the first day of the operation, police rescued 54 children and 32 women who were found at a training facility in Lwande and reunited them with their families the first week of November, according to Kilindi District Commissioner Selemani Liwowa.
Indoctrinating very young minds
Another 20 children, aged between 4 and 13 and who “had been completely brainwashed” by al-Shabaab at a local mosque, were placed in a rehabilitation programme, Liwowa told Sabahi.
When police found them at Madina mosque, the youngsters possessed exercise books which contained teachings on “how to kill using a knife [or] a machete, how to fight aggressors with weapons and without [weapons], how to sabotage the economy and how to liberate East Africa from the hands of the kuffar [infidels],” according to Liwowa.
Al-Shabaab had brainwashed these children to the point that they disowned their parents as not being true Muslims because they intermingled with non-Muslims, he said.
During the raid on the mosque, police also seized 12 videos containing al-Shabaab teachings on how to liberate Muslims in East Africa and the world at large, he said. “
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This case should not make us just turn away and go ‘oh that’s just Africa, some of the countries there are complete basket-cases’, we must not wash our hands of this sort of situation. Not only because people trained to hate there, may end up stabbing people in the name of Allah on our buses and trains tomorrow, but also because treating children like this is wrong. Al-Shabaab are using children for their own twisted ends.
This terror mosque story should also force ourselves to consider a difficult and disturbing question. This is, are there other mosques and maddrassas in a multitude of countries promoting violence in this and similar ways? It is strongly suspected that cells of Jihadists from groups like Al-Shabaab and others are present in the United Kingdom and it is not inconceivable that some of them may be indoctrinating children like this here in Britain.
Manipulating children to disrupt a country’s economy and training them to hate and kill in the name of a false deity and its violent paedophiliac ‘prophet’, this is child-abuse by the nihilistic Jihadists on a grand and terrible scale.