Skip to comments.Four New Zealand mosques vandalized
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.
Cool!! How can you vandalize trash?
10 to 1 this was done by Islamic terrorists.
What better way to attempt to gain additional protection through 'hate crimes' legislation?
My first thoughts, exactly!
I'm going to lose soooo much sleep over this.
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?
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.
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.)
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.
burning trash pig korans
to create unrest
for other Islamofacist pigs.
It is their pig way!
Not an usual occurrence. But of course we'll spend millions investigating this vicious crime.
It is impossible to vandalize a pig mosque!!!
I'm horrified! Not!
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.
How can you tell if a Muslim is lying? If he see his lips move.
I don't think punishing people who haven't done anything is productive.
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?
Pity that the terrorists aren't as nice as you are.
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