Auckland mosque closed amid tensions

A mosque in Auckland has been shut down indefinitely following violent attacks and the declaration of jihad, or holy war, against private security staff hired to guard the premises.

The mosque has been closed because of violence and tension between two groups that can’t agree over who should be in charge.

It was closed after an administrator was beaten so badly he spent 10 days in hospital.

A security guard was also attacked and threatened.

The federation said about seven people at the mosque are supporting someone who wants to preach about fighting in Syria against the regime of President Bashar al-Asad.  Continue reading

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