in a Jihad Watch column titled “Shooting at mosque parking lot in Florida leaves one dead” writes:
“The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting early Monday morning at the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay….Authorities say the public is not in danger. They believe the two men knew one other and were both attending prayer services at the mosque.”
Police “believe the two men knew one other and were both attending prayer services at the mosque,” and assured that the public is not in danger.
Beyond this particular incident however is another danger and a worrying trend regularly seen within Islam: violence against fellow Muslims. In an article “Muslim Killing Muslims by the Droves”, about 12 million Muslims have been killed by their coreligionists since 1948. Violence is sanctioned in Islamic texts while condemned in Western democracies. The West should be a peaceful haven for everyone.
Although this case may possibly have absolutely nothing to do with a religious squabble, it is concerning that the West continues to import the broader ills of the Islamic world. At the height of the refugee crisis in 2016, a refugee center in Germany was burned down following a dispute among residents over Ramadan meals.
“Shooting in Islamic Society of Tampa Bay parking lot during Ramadan event leaves one man dead”, by Sean O’Reilly, ABC Action News, May 20, 2019:
TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting early Monday morning at the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay.
Deputies say just before midnight, two men got into an argument in the parking lot outside the mosque during a Ramadan event attended by several hundred people.
At some point during the argument, one of the men fired at the other.
An off-duty deputy, who had just finished working security detail at the event, heard the gun shots and rushed to the parking lot.
The Sheriff’s Office reports the deputy found one man holding a gun and another man who had been shot at least two times. The deputy detained the suspect shooter until additional units arrived on scene.
Paramedics rushed the victim to Tampa General Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
Authorities say the public is not in danger. They believe the two men knew one other and were both attending prayer services at the mosque.….
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