One Dead in Mosque Attack in South Africa

Durban attack

"One of the three has just died on his way to hospital".

Taliep said the council called on the police and other government structures to ensure the necessary criminal investigations are done so "the perpetrators and criminals can be brought to book and face the full might of the law". There are usually few people at the mosque at this time.

"The motive of the attack on the three men is unknown at this stage".

Iqbal Jassat of Media Review Network, the Muslim advocacy group, said they are " shocked and outraged by the violent attack which displayed utter disregard for the sanctity of life and the sacredness of the mosque.

"There is a knife that was recovered at the scene, we believe the knife is suspected to have been used in the crime", the KwaZulu-Natal police spokeswoman Captain Nqobile Ngwala said at the scene.

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"So the moment we make examples and we start using the aspect that this has happened in Pakistan and other places, we might be giving an impression that this is necessarily so", he said.

Only around three percent of South Africa's population is estimated to practice Islam, and the majority of the country's Muslims live in the capital of Cape Town.

"Before the assailants left the mosque, a petrol bomb was thrown into the mosque and it was set alight".

"We reiterate and emphasise the core Islamic teaching and principle of "respect for all human beings", Taliep said. Paramedics or doctors who can assist can report to the scene, ' RUSA said in an statement released today. "There have been theft and robbery incidents at mosques before, but not like this, when nothing appears to have been taken". One witness told reporters that the mosque looked "like a slaughterhouse".

The chairperson of the portfolio committee on police, Francois Beukman also condemned the attacks.

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