Talk about irony…
Turns out an Islamic prayer hall in Russia was holding more than mere prayer services. It was also a haven for illegal explosives (and at least one ISIS sympathizer).
When Russian police discovered the dangerous cache – and deemed it too unsafe to relocate – they blew the hall up. With its very own explosives!
According to RT.com,
A police dog helped to find a cache with more than a kilogram of explosives of unknown origin. A bomb-disposal expert said extracting the explosives would be definitely unsafe and bomb technicians rolled in a water cannon, a source within Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) told RT.
The federal highway M5 passing right in front of the house was blocked in both directions and people were evacuated from all nearby buildings.
The house was used for gatherings of Salafis, followers of an ultra-conservative movement within Sunni Islam, and it was not registered with the regional Muslim community as an official house of worship.Inside the house, the FSB’s special forces detained 53 young men, at least one of whom was promoting the Islamic State terror group online.
According to an FSB source, the arrests made at the illegal prayer hall triggered a series of house raids, which helped uncover more explosives, handguns, grenades and ammo.
Funny. I don’t remember hearing about any churches or synagogues stockpiling explosives lately, have you? It’s like the “religion of peace” is working overtime to give itself a bad name!
It’s not often we get to say this, but… good job, Russia. Good job.
And for you pyromaniacs out there, here’s video of the entire incident: