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En shia-moske i Brussel ble antent natt til tirsdag, og en imam omkom. En ekstrem salafist skal være skyldig, ifølge kilder i det muslimske samfunnet i Belgia.

Nyheten om brannstiftingen og dødsfallet gikk verden rundt: var det et innfødt angrep på en moske? Frykten var følbar.

Så var det strid mellom muslimer, og interessen daler. Men et slikt attentat burde påkalle oppmerksomhet og bekymring: hvis den sekteriske volden fra Midtøsten importeres til Europa er det alvorlig. Eller er det slik at den politiske korrektheten tar muslimske liv mindre alvorlig hvis det er en av deres egne som står for den? Det kalles normalt for dobbeltmoral.

The Rida Shiite mosque, one of the largest in the Belgian capital, was almost completely destroyed in the fire, which is believed to have been caused by a Molotov cocktail.
Police said they arrested one man at the scene but have not yet identified him.
The 47-year-old imam, who has not been named, died after succumbing to fumes while another man was lightly injured.

Fadila Laanan, a regional minister, said she was «scandalised by this attack in my community against a mosque.»
«A man is dead and that is despicable, nothing can excuse such an act.»
Within hours of the fire, several dozen local residents and members of the mosque congregation gathered at the ruins.
«I brought my son so that he can see blind hate, what it can do,» said Ismael Ben Mohammad, 40, adding that he felt «a sadness difficult to describe.»
Abdel Adouzeyneb, a 39-year-old real estate agent, said that imam left behind four children.
«He was a person who was loved by everybody,» he said. «He was open, well integrated, smiling and happy.»

The attack was the first killing of an imam in Belgium since the 1989 assassination of Abdullah Muhammad al-Ahdal, who was murdered inside his own mosque by an Iranian group.

Drapet på Abdullah Muhammad al-Ahdal var også intern muslimsk vold. Al-Ahdal hadde kritisert Khomeinis fatwa mot Rushdie.

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