vrijdag 20 november 2015

Switzerland: Islamic State cell operating out of mosque

Mosques in the West, we are told on pain of charges of “Islamophobia,” are all “moderate,” and none of them teach jihad hatred and violence. And this true, except when it isn’t. Mosques should be monitored as a matter of national security. 
“The Isis (Islamic State) jihadist group has been operating a cell from the city of Winterthur, northeast of Zurich, according to a Swiss war correspondent and expert on Syria.

Kurt Pelda, was who was named Swiss journalist of the year in 2014, told local newspaper Der Landbote the terrorist group established the cell around the An’Nur mosque in Winterthur’s Hegi neighbourhood.

“A man from Winterthur became radicalized in the last few months and recently travelled to Syria,” Pelda said.

“We do not know exactly what he has done in Syria but there is every indication it has to do with Isis.”

This follows reports of four other young people travelling from the city to Syria.

Pelda told Der Landbote he believes someone is masterminding the cell from the mosque, “let there be no doubt”.

He added: “There is a whole bunch of preachers and prayer leaders who actively meet in the mosque or outside with young people and trying to radicalize them.”