The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has expressed relief that the Hawks have identified the perpetrator involved in gruesome knife attack at the Malmesbury masjid. Two worshippers were killed, and two others injured, when the perpetrator attacked them whilst they were performing I’tikaaf during Ramadan. 74 year old Ismail Bassa and[…]
By Yaseen Kippie The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) met with Somali Ambassador to South Africa, Jamal Mohamed Barrow on Monday, to allay any fears of a xenophobic backlash in response to last Thursday’s attack at the Malmesbury mosque. With increasing speculation about the motives behind the incident, ranging from xenophobic[…]
What was meant to have been a joyous and fulfilling end of Ramadan has turned into one of sadness and tragedy, as the Muslim community in Cape Town reels after a devastating and senseless attack at the Malmesbury masjid. On Thursday morning, two musallees at the mosque, 74 year old[…]
The Somali community of South Africa say they are appalled by the tragic chain of events that unfolded at the Malmesbury masjid on Thursday morning, which puts a dark stain on the sacred month of Ramadan. Residents of the quiet West Coast town are reeling after two musallees were killed[…]
The family of 74 year old Ismail Bassa who was killed at the Malmesbury masjid on Thursday morning say they are devastated by his death, but know that he has died a shaheed (martyr). Ismail was sleeping inside the mosque during itikaaf when an assailant attacked him along with two[…]
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