Algerian Wahabi / Salafists Oppose Construction of a Mosque By a Shia


Algerian Wahabi ClericJNN 19 May 2014 Algier : Algeria’s Wahabi / Salafist groups have opposed plans for building a mosque where Shia Sect Members can Perform their religious Duties without any hindrance in the North African country.

The extremist groups have described the plan as a “threat”, according to echoroukonline.fr website.

The protests by radicals came after it was reported that a Shia merchant plans to build a mosque for the followers of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) in the city of Tebessa.

Salafist groups have called on Algeria’s ministries of interior and Islamic affairs not to issue permission for the construction of the mosque.

They have described activities of Shia groups in Algeria as dangerous and insisted that they will stand against any plans for building mosques for Shias.

Shia Sect Muslims are a minority in Algeria where the Majority is from the Hanafi Sect. where as the overall Alegeria is Muslim Majority Country .

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