Friday, September 21, 2007

Algerian authorities increase oversight of mosques and imams

Algeria's Ministry of Religious Affairs has stepped up its oversight of mosques and imams, after the parents of 15-year old suicide bomber Nabil Belkacemi said al-Qaeda Organisation in the Islamic Maghreb recruited their son at l’Apreuval Mosque in a working-class neighbourhood of Algiers.

Belkacemi killed 30 people on September 8th, in an attack on a naval barracks in Dellys. The mosque's imam, Amine, was responsible for recruiting Belkacemi and other youngsters and was arrested more than one month ago.

Entire article here.

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