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Swastikas daubed on french mosques
AFP via The Tocqueville Connection ^ | 09/24/2006

Posted on 09/25/2006 12:33:21 AM PDT by Republicain

PARIS, Sept 24, 2006 (AFP) - Swastikas were painted on the walls of two mosques in France on the weekend, and one was set alight in disturbing instances of racist vandalism, police said Sunday.

The mosque which was torched, in the northwest town of Quimper, suffered damage from the flames. Six swastikas were painted on the outside of its walls.

The head of the local Muslim association said it was the fourth time the mosque had been targeted.

In the southwestern town of Carcassonne, the other mosque was daubed with swastikas and slogans reading "France for the French", "Arabs get out" and "Death to Islam", officials said.

No-one has claimed responsibility for the vandalism and investigations have been launched to find the perpetrators.

Religious and anti-racism groups condemned the attacks, which came as Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, got underway.

"This is odious because it is stupid and nasty and because it shows a radical ignorace of Islam," Dalil Boubakeur, president of the French Council for the Muslim Faith, said.

"The criminal intention doubles up with a desire to disturb, in a particularly vile way, the peaceful course of ceremonies that accompany this month of fasting and penintence," Boubakeur said.

The Movement Against Racism and for Frienship between People (MRAP) expressed its solidarity with Muslims and blamed an environment in which Islam was increasingly being associated with terrorism.

This is "part of the Islam equals terrorism equation," MRAP said in a statement.

"The far right's political manoeuvring on the theme that France is becoming islamised contributes to an obnoxious climate that fosters these kind of acts," the rights group said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: europe; france; mosque; racism

1 posted on 09/25/2006 12:33:22 AM PDT by Republicain
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To: Republicain

Could have been worse. Somebody could have walked into a session and then blew himself up.


2 posted on 09/25/2006 12:36:46 AM PDT by Nateman
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To: Republicain
I guarantee that it was done by Citroen and Renault, (Peugeot is the Arabs car so they would not get involved) anybody got a match?
3 posted on 09/25/2006 12:41:03 AM PDT by jerryem (A Raghead is something on the end of a Dipstick.)
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To: Republicain

Considering the French propensity for Jewish hatred, I have a little bit of trouble believing this isn't an inside job by the mohammedans. A swastika on a Jewish temple I would expect from them, but a mohammedan charnel house?

I could easily be wrong, but something doesn't quite smell right...

Then again, this could be the first rumblings of the awakening of the French people to the real threat facing them.

Hmmm... Dunno.


4 posted on 09/25/2006 12:49:50 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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Only two mosks?


5 posted on 09/25/2006 12:51:30 AM PDT by Outland (Socialism IS the enemy.)
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To: Republicain

Wouldn't surprise me one bit if the muskies did this themselves in order to get press.


6 posted on 09/25/2006 12:51:42 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Republicain

Painting a swastika on a mosque is like painting a jackass on the Democrat party headquarters.


7 posted on 09/25/2006 12:54:23 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: Republicain
...and blamed an environment in which Islam was increasingly being associated with terrorism.

Islam has earned its reputation for terrorism. That said these acts of vandalism are as inane and pointless as the so called "anti-racist" groups.

8 posted on 09/25/2006 12:57:38 AM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: Republicain

I would have figured swastiskas on the mosques was done by the Muslims themselves, who had just re-discovered a powerful new iconic symbol with some historical resonance, since Muslims went along willingly with Hitler's plan. Politically it makes NO sense to assume that whatever French fringe group still exists there who thinks it appropriate to use a swastika to communicate something serious, would also say
"France for the French". I mean, the French are more than a touch anti-semitic, but they don't have to resort to Nazi symbology to express it.


9 posted on 09/25/2006 1:06:17 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: fieldmarshaldj

see my #9, which I typed before I saw yours. GMTA


10 posted on 09/25/2006 1:07:09 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Republicain
Either way. France can kiss my a$$ if they think my grandfather or ANYONE in my family will come to there aid this time.. To hell with them.. France just laws down and rolls over like a dog.. maybe it's time France got a new language anyway.
11 posted on 09/25/2006 1:29:01 AM PDT by dcrider182 (thanks Dad ,for raising me right!)
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To: Nateman

Nah, that would be a mooselimb that does that.
Christians go to purgatory if they take their own life.
Mooselimbs go to hell regardless.


12 posted on 09/25/2006 1:31:24 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Republicain
This one could be blamed on Muslims (as many of the synogogue vandalisms were), but it is improbable.
13 posted on 09/25/2006 1:38:55 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( Microevolution is real; Macroevolution is not real.)
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To: Republicain

The Nazis should sue for slander by association.


14 posted on 09/25/2006 1:44:36 AM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: Republicain

Maybe Muslims need to leave France for a nice tolerate Islamic country.


15 posted on 09/25/2006 2:00:41 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: supremedoctrine

A lot of people have your opinion, and it could be the case.


16 posted on 09/25/2006 2:01:56 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( Microevolution is real; Macroevolution is not real.)
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To: Republicain

Wait, don't tell me that they want an apology. Is France beginning to see the light?


17 posted on 09/25/2006 2:04:25 AM PDT by Ruth A. (we might as well fight in the first ditch as the last)
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To: Republicain

How do you say..."Burn baby burn" in French?


18 posted on 09/25/2006 2:16:44 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Republicain
These days mosques and Swastikas go together like milk and cookies. Why are they "outraged" that they were painted on their buildings?

All mosques should have them painted above their doorways. A mosque without Swastikas is like a McDonalds without the golden arches.
19 posted on 09/25/2006 2:56:24 AM PDT by MaDeuce (Do it to them, before they do it to you! (MaDuce = M2HB .50 BMG))
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

I imagine there is a growing portion of the population becomming less than agreeable with islamic behavior.


20 posted on 09/25/2006 3:04:43 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (Religion of peace my arse - We need a maintenance Crusade)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg
Hmmm... Dunno.

I agree with your reflections, and also conclude, "Hmmmm....dunno."
21 posted on 09/25/2006 3:14:30 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: BigCinBigD
How do you say..."Burn baby burn" in French?

You could say, "Brule', ma petit, brule'"

22 posted on 09/25/2006 3:17:26 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: supremedoctrine
Swastikas are completely appropriate for Islamofascist ammo dumps mosques as the Islamofascists admire the Nazis and think Hitler was a great guy for killing Jews. There's an Islamo over in the Palestinian territories that goes by the name Hitler because he's such a great admirer of the Nazis.


23 posted on 09/25/2006 3:21:11 AM PDT by Retief
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To: Republicain

It is overdue for this to happen. One might consider this self defense, more than racism, especially after the Paris riots. At least the arsonists were spot on with the Nazi symbol.


24 posted on 09/25/2006 3:27:32 AM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

It does sound a little strange. But the neo-Nazis probably hate the Muslims as much or more than the Jews.


25 posted on 09/25/2006 3:34:14 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Republicain

While I don't necessarily approve of the use of the swastika to deface these mosques, it appears that some, in Europe (FRANCE of all places!) "get it"! They see their country being dragged down the tubes and overrun by the Muslim vermin. As long as we play the PC games, Islam will take us all over without firing a shot.

Islam is the religion of Satan.


26 posted on 09/25/2006 3:41:06 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Republicain
No-one has claimed responsibility for the vandalism and investigations have been launched to find the perpetrators.

Gee, I wonder who could have got so close to a mosque unnoticed to perpetrate this act of *vandalism*?

27 posted on 09/25/2006 5:29:33 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
I imagine there is a growing portion of the population becomming less than agreeable with islamic behavior.<<

...and I expect that portion of French people are ironing and starching white flags for the inevitable confrontation...Its in there genes...
28 posted on 09/25/2006 5:36:40 AM PDT by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: M-cubed

BTT


29 posted on 09/25/2006 6:31:25 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Republicain
It is a serious topic - but you have to laugh at the phrasing. In America, it would be "vandals defaced". In France, vandals apparently "daube".

You can't help but think that the "daubers" are sitting in a cafe on the Left Bank, drinking absinthe, and debating whether swastikas should be daubed impressionistically, or in a post-modern style.
30 posted on 09/25/2006 6:52:39 AM PDT by horse_doc
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