Cape Town's open mosque set alight

2014-10-04 14:07

Johannesburg - The open mosque in Cape Town was set alight on Saturday morning, Western Cape police said.

"An arson case is being investigated after the front door of a mosque in Lester Road in Wynberg [was] set alight at 01:00," Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said.

He did not provide any further details.

It was unknown if anyone had been inside the mosque at the time, or if the fire had spread.

Traut said no arrests had been made and police were investigating.

eNCA reported that vandals were to blame for the incident.

The mosque’s founder Taj Hargey told the broadcaster windows and a door were damaged by vandals. He called on the Muslim Judicial Council to look into the incident.

Hargey said the mosque remained open.

  • Chase Cameron - 2014-10-04 14:40

    Now that didn't take long. The religion of Peace, ne?

  • Raymond Randall - 2014-10-04 14:44

    Heads will ROLL for this !!!

  • Nolundi Noloyiso Nondie Jevu - 2014-10-04 14:57

    Peace, tolerance...jah neh.

  • Nduduzo Lubanyana - 2014-10-04 14:57

    and they claim: Islam is a religion of tolerance and peace. forgetting to let us know: only if we agree with them and do as they tell us

  • Kholo Warren Jesus - 2014-10-04 14:58

    There are many Christian churches in the world that do not preach about salvation. They try their best to distort Jesus's Christian has gone to torch such point is.if you are Muslim, please look in the mirror and tell me what you see....

      Yusuf Bhabha - 2014-10-04 15:26

      you obviously have very little knowledge about history

      Hudayfah Newman - 2014-10-04 15:27

      Ofcourse a few idiots does something and its all Muslims fault. Cool logic

      Hudayfah Newman - 2014-10-04 15:52

      Have you forgotten about the priest who burnt the quran? Maybe you need the mirror.

  • Alowis Taurai Musodza - 2014-10-04 15:03

    I saw this one coming... It's unfortunate...

  • Viman Singh - 2014-10-04 15:28

    I believe that this Mosque is the best thing yo happen to islam worldwide were it is open to all faiths and religions. Its wrong for people to burn this place of worship. God is great as we all say and those responsible will be caught.

      Yusuf Bhabha - 2014-10-04 15:35

      sort out your caste system first before you comment on other religions

  • Beicime Olfsun - 2014-10-04 15:45


  • mohsin.essop.5 - 2014-10-04 16:06

    Here we go again blame religion for evrytn read the article guys they still investigating arson!!

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