Skip to comments.Mosques attacked with catapults during evening prayers hours after Westminster attack
Posted on 08/16/2018 6:46:42 AM PDT by Gamecock
Officers were called to the Masjid Qamarul Islam mosque on Fosbrooke Road, Small Heath, at around 10pm on Wednesday and the Al-Hijrah mosque on Hob Moor Road 20 minutes later. West Midlands Police said the motive for the attacks is unclear at this stage.
Both mosques were hit by catapult ball bearings which smashed windows during evening prayers. The force said firearms officers were deployed as a precaution and the bearings recovered are thought to be from a heavy duty catapult.
Police are continuing to patrol the area to reassure worshippers and local residents. The incidents came just days after 29-year-old Salih Khater, from the city, was arrested when a silver Ford Fiesta crashed into a security barrier in Westminster after it hit cyclists and pedestrians. Nassar Mahmood, a trustee of Birmingham Central Mosque, said Muslims are facing unprecedented levels of Islamophobia.
Speaking after the incident in Westminster on Tuesday, he said attacks have particularly affected women because they are quite visible due to the dress they wear. Urging the media not to speculate on any motive for the Westminster incident, Mr Mahmood said: We would ask you to be cautious of apportioning blame to the Muslim community. We are shocked and saddened by this just the same as everybody else.
The Picts have had enough!
That’s it. They need to outlaw catapults...
“Officers were called to the Masjid Qamarul Islam mosque on Fosbrooke Road, Small Heath, at around 10pm...”
Sounds like they’re gonna need a bigger Heath.
Don’t worry about the rest of the population, but protect the muslims at all costs.
Perhaps the worm has turned.
Because in GB, the firearms officers are the only one we can trust with firearms.
I have a feeling ‘catapult’ is British for slingshot.
Also I am thrilled some Brits are pushing back. I wish they would push hard enough to encourage repatriation of the invaders.
They make the area a ‘no-go’ zone for police, then call the police?
I wonder what they would do if a longbow was used on the diaper heads.
Hmmm. A very insensitive cretin might joke that catapult tossing of Muslims might be like dwarf tossing.
Fortunately, we have no one like that on FR.
How’d they get all of the felines in the launch basket at once?
Don’t the brits call slingshots catapults? America and Britain, two nations divided by a “common” language.
Probably hid the catapults in the boot after the deed to nip down to the pub for a pint or two....
That is correct. Coming soon, laws controlling access to 'catapults'.
I wonder if a pig head would fit in the sling?
just musing ...
The Brits have been totally disarmed so they have to resort to medieval weaponry. Re-learn the art of the long bow, All these will be banned too. They need another Norman Conquest to get their minds right.
I suspect the catapult was nothing more than a slingshot with tire tube or surgical tubing. Most likely with a larger pad to hold several ball bearings. This report was hyped for a reason.
They need another Norman Conquest to get their minds right. ............................. LOL, they haven’t done much better lately. Sorry too many land wars over the last 150 years kinda knocked out their fighting spirit.
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