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Four New Zealand mosques vandalized
Kansas City Star ^ | July 9, 2005 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/09/2005 7:28:22 PM PDT by Graybeard58

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Four mosques were vandalized in northern New Zealand overnight Sunday, leaving windows smashed and walls splashed with graffiti, police said.

They declined to say whether the attacks in Auckland were linked to subway and bus bombings in central London Thursday, which killed at least 49 people and injured 700.

But Prime Minister Helen Clark immediately condemned the attacks, linking them to retaliation for the London terror bombings. A group calling itself The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe has claimed responsibility for the London attacks.

"New Zealanders across all communities are horrified by the terrorist attacks in London, which are the work of evil people," she said in a statement. "But it is wrong to target the Muslim community here in retaliation."

In Bloomington, Ind., meanwhile, the FBI was investigating an apparent arson Saturday as a hate crime, officials said. No one was inside the Islamic Center of Bloomington when the fire occurred at about 2 a.m. and damage was confined to the kitchen area, said Nathan Ainslie, president of the Islamic Center.

A burned Quran was found outside, he said.

The East London Mosque, near the site of one of Thursday's attacks, said it had received hate e-mails and a telephone threat to disrupt Friday prayers. A few police officers stood outside during the prayers, which ended peacefully.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: mosque; vandalism
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1 posted on 07/09/2005 7:28:24 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58
Four New Zealand mosques vandalized

Cool!! How can you vandalize trash?

2 posted on 07/09/2005 7:32:24 PM PDT by jrushing (Democrats=National Socialist Workers Party)
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To: Graybeard58

10 to 1 this was done by Islamic terrorists.

What better way to attempt to gain additional protection through 'hate crimes' legislation?


3 posted on 07/09/2005 7:32:27 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

My first thoughts, exactly!


4 posted on 07/09/2005 7:33:02 PM PDT by need_a_screen_name
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To: Graybeard58

I'm going to lose soooo much sleep over this.


5 posted on 07/09/2005 7:33:11 PM PDT by Founding Father ( Republicans control the Oval Office, Senate and House, but still can't govern.)
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To: Graybeard58

Vandalizing a mosque... a hate crime.

Decapitating civilians, blowing up buses, trains and automobiles... Well, what do you think the Liberals really think about it?


6 posted on 07/09/2005 7:33:17 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Graybeard58
Here's the deal: The number of terrorist recruitment centers, oops I meant sacred moose-limb mosques, permitted in any country should be equal to the total number of churches, temples, and all other places of worship that are allowed in that mother lode of al Queda funding, Saudi Arabia.


7 posted on 07/09/2005 7:34:13 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: Graybeard58
Four mosques were vandalized in northern New Zealand overnight Sunday, leaving windows smashed and walls splashed with graffiti, police said.

Only 4? (Slackers.)

How many dead British and Americans do we have now? We've had attacks on Americans all through the last administration that eventually built up to 9/11, and now the Brits are feeling the heavy hand of muslim oppression.
New Zealand is sending the blood thirsty killers a message. Good for them.

8 posted on 07/09/2005 7:35:27 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: Graybeard58
Two observations:
(1) I thought Kiwi's were ultra-pacifists. Anti-nuke and the whole bit.
(2) Were these the mosques that sponsored the anti-violence rallies?

Oh wait, they couldn't be ... because there were no such things!

(OK, to be fair, there was one in the US, but it was sparsely attended at best.)

9 posted on 07/09/2005 7:38:46 PM PDT by AmishDude (Once you go black hat, you never go back.)
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To: Graybeard58
An earlier thread at: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1320632/posts?page=1#11 indicated the undue interest the New York Times had paid to the anti-smoking ban in Bloomington, Indiana ~ of all places.

This is the sort of thing that can do nothing but inspire localized Islamofascist activists and terrorists to try to attract attention, or to portray Moslems as some sort of victims.

If the FBI really wants to find out who did this to that mosque, they could do worse than to check out all the folks in Bloomington with some sort of "connection" with the New york Times.

10 posted on 07/09/2005 7:38:48 PM PDT by muawiyah (/sarcasm and invective)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
10 to 1 this was done by Islamic terrorists.

Islamofacist terrorists
burning trash pig korans
to create unrest
for other Islamofacist pigs.
It is their pig way!
Islam=Pigs.

11 posted on 07/09/2005 7:41:44 PM PDT by jrushing (Democrats=National Socialist Workers Party =Islam=Pigs)
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To: Graybeard58
and damage was confined to the kitchen area

Not an usual occurrence. But of course we'll spend millions investigating this vicious crime.

12 posted on 07/09/2005 7:42:07 PM PDT by pbear8 (Navigatrix, Tomas Torquemada Gentleman's Club - Ladies Auxiliary)
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To: Graybeard58
Four New Zealand mosques vandalized

It is impossible to vandalize a pig mosque!!!

13 posted on 07/09/2005 7:44:12 PM PDT by jrushing (Democrats=National Socialist Workers Party =Islam=Pigs)
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To: Graybeard58

I'm horrified! Not!


14 posted on 07/09/2005 7:48:59 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: jrushing
It's about time to start doing this in the USA.
15 posted on 07/09/2005 7:49:33 PM PDT by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: Graybeard58

Well, the Bloomington incident did occur in the kitchen the most likely place for a non-arson fire to break out. But the presence of the burned Koran outside makes it look more suspicious as a potential "hate" crime.

I wouldn't put it past Muslims to stage fake attacks on mosques to further split muslim communities in the West from the non-muslim majority. It's one of their stated goals.


16 posted on 07/09/2005 7:52:03 PM PDT by ghost of quidam
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To: ghost of quidam
I wouldn't put it past Muslims to stage fake attacks on mosques to further split muslim communities in the West from the non-muslim majority. It's one of their stated goals.

How can you tell if a Muslim is lying? If he see his lips move.

17 posted on 07/09/2005 7:57:39 PM PDT by stripes1776
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To: Graybeard58

I don't think punishing people who haven't done anything is productive.


18 posted on 07/09/2005 8:03:24 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Graybeard58
"But it is wrong to target the Muslim community here in retaliation."

Let's see now...Shouldn't retaliate even symbolically (vandalize their innocents for the slaughter of our innocents); shouldn't curtail our liberties and adjust to a police state; shouldn't profile; haven't been able to refuse to serve them at a lunch counter in ages.

What's left? Take it on the chin?

19 posted on 07/09/2005 8:04:03 PM PDT by Graymatter
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To: popdonnelly
I don't think punishing people who haven't done anything is productive.

Pity that the terrorists aren't as nice as you are.

20 posted on 07/09/2005 8:07:31 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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