At least two of the jihadis who attacked the French magazine Charlie Hebdo attended a radical, Salafist mosque, Gotnews.com has learned.
Both Cherif and Said Kouachi attended the Addawa Mosque.
Its imam, Larbi Kechat, is the head of Addawa Mosque, and was put under house arrest and a deportation order is still in effect.
Here‘s a timeline of Kechat’s career (Google translate version):
1979. First preaches.
1989. Becomes president of Adda’wa Mosque Street in Tangier in the nineteenth arrondissement of Paris.
August 10, 1994. He was one of 26 people under house arrest in Folembray (Aisne). He was arrested during a raid by Charles Pasqua after the killing a week earlier, five French in Algiers.
31 August 1994. The assignment is transferred to the nineteenth arrondissement (the same day, 20 of the assigned Folembray deported to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso). Larbi Kechat is still the subject of a deportation order.
May 15, 1995. Letter to Larbi Kechat support committee president calling for the lifting of the house arrest, “humiliating the entire Muslim community in France”.