Update Feb. 11th: More details on the press conference here.
Mosque folks deny deny deny, say families are wrong; mosque leaders say they love their home in America; and CAIR says law enforcement needs to get on the ball and find the real culprits in the disappearance.
The leaders of a south Minneapolis mosque on Tuesday renewed their denials that the mosque is connected to the disappearance of young Somali men from Minnesota.
For the second time in recent weeks, the leaders of the Abubakar As-Saddique mosque said they have been unfairly accused. Some Somali families have said they’re concerned their teenage sons or nephews may have been brainwashed to return to Somalia to fight in that country’s civil war.
Families are mistaken.
“It is unfortunate that some individuals in the Somali community unfairly accused Abubakar Center to have links to the disappearance of the Somali young men. We strongly deny these unsubstantiated allegations. Abubakar Center didn’t recruit, finance or otherwise facilitate in any way, shape or form the travel of these youth.”
We know from previous reports that these teens, former refugees, spent most of their free time at the mosque.
Then note that CAIR (unindicted co-conspirator) has to throw its two cents worth in:
Kashif Saroya, outreach director for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, called on law enforcement to investigate and resolve the appearances (disappearances) as soon as possible.