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Muslims beaten up in UK mosque
24dash.com ^ | 10/22/06

Posted on 10/22/2006 4:44:07 PM PDT by LibWhacker

Police are appealing for calm after four men were beaten up in a mosque last night.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of racial assault after police were called to the Eccles Mosque on Liverpool Road in Salford, Greater Manchester, shortly before 9.30pm following a report of an attack inside the building.

One man was taken to Hope Hospital but has since been discharged. The other three men were only slightly hurt and did not need hospital treatment.

A 37-year-old man from Eccles and a 19-year-old man from Davyhulme, Trafford, were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated Section 37 assault and racially aggravated Section 49 assault.

Chief Inspector Geoff Wessell, of Salford CID, said: "Greater Manchester Police take crimes of this nature extremely seriously and a thorough investigation is currently under way.

"I would appeal to members of the local community in and around Eccles to remain calm, behave responsibly and let police deal with the incident and those responsible for it."

An Islamic youth organisation, based in Manchester, blamed politicians for the attack tonight and said the local community was "extremely fearful" they were not even safe inside a mosque.

Mohammed Shafiq, from the Ramadhan Foundation, said: "This is another example of Muslims being attacked and persecuted - and the responsiblity lies with the politicians who have been on a feeding frenzy attacking Muslims and giving ammunition to thugs' hatred towards us.

"The responsibility for this lies with the likes of Jack Straw, Phil Woolas and others who believe it's open season on Muslims.

Mr Shafiq said Muslims in the area were scared.

"We used to see attacks on the street but now we're seeing them in the mosques - people even go into a holy place and attack us.

"People are extremely fearful now, especially the elderly people.

"People think they might be attacked on the way to the mosque or even inside while they're praying."

Mr Shafiq said he has urged local Muslims not to respond to the attacks and tried to reassure them.

"The police are dealing with the situation and that should be enough for us."

He added: "So far it does not look like an organised campaign. The police have told me that no pattern of attacks has emerged and I have told people that."

Phil Woolas, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, dismissed claims that his controversial contribution to the debate about Muslim veils had fuelled the religious tensions behind the mosque attack.

The Government's race minister said: "Any such attacks are appalling.

"But I don't accept politicians' comments are to blame for this. That would imply there haven't been attacks before which, of course, there have been."

Last weekend the minister said Yorkshire teacher Aishah Azmi's refusal to remove her veil in class meant she could not "do her job", and insisted that barring men from working with her would amount to "sexual discrimination".

The leader of Salford City Council said the council would be liaising with local police to ensure Muslims felt supported.

Labour councillor John Merry said: "I am very concerned to hear about these attacks.

"Eccles is a settled community where, thankfully, incidents like these are very rare.

"We'll be working closely with Greater Manchester Police to see if there is more support we can offer people in that area."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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1 posted on 10/22/2006 4:44:09 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Two men were arrested on suspicion of racial assault

This makes no sense.
2 posted on 10/22/2006 4:45:30 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: LibWhacker
I'm thinking Allah should have stepped in, it's his crib and all......
3 posted on 10/22/2006 4:46:45 PM PDT by cmsgop ( President Mahmud Ahmadinejad Must Purify Himself in The Waters of Lake Minnetonka)
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To: LibWhacker

"We used to see attacks on the street but now we're seeing them in the mosques "

Of course, the general population is now afraid of attacks on buses, but that's different.

It's sad when hooligans wind up serving as a society's immune system when the police won't.


4 posted on 10/22/2006 4:46:47 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really needed?)
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To: kinoxi

Leftists apparently have a difficult time understanding that Islam isn't a race.


5 posted on 10/22/2006 4:49:29 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: kinoxi
following a report of an attack inside the building.

You're right, kinoxi. An attack inside the building??? I smell a setup.

6 posted on 10/22/2006 4:50:05 PM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: LibWhacker
An Islamic youth organisation, based in Manchester, blamed politicians for the attack tonight and said the local community was "extremely fearful" they were not even safe inside a mosque.

Not safe in a mosque? For heaven's sake, those things are arsenals!

7 posted on 10/22/2006 4:52:03 PM PDT by AmishDude (Mwahahahahahahahaha -- official evil laugh of the North American Union)
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To: LibWhacker

Muslims are a race now. Yes, a personal attack is bad on Muslims, but so was 7/7.


8 posted on 10/22/2006 4:52:20 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: LibWhacker

Now why don't the libs say: "They should ask themselves why this is happening"?

or

"They should ask themselves why the world hates them."


9 posted on 10/22/2006 4:53:52 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Hooligans schmooligans at least someone has some sense.


10 posted on 10/22/2006 4:54:03 PM PDT by claptrap (optional tag-line under reconsideration)
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To: LibWhacker

Don't be surprised that vigilantism increases when the laws aren't equally enforced.


11 posted on 10/22/2006 4:55:24 PM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: Brilliant
But, but . . . .Mr Shafiq said Muslims in the area were scared.
12 posted on 10/22/2006 4:56:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: LibWhacker
Two men were arrested on suspicion of racial assault.....

So the muslimes are a race now????

13 posted on 10/22/2006 4:56:57 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: LibWhacker

"Mr Shafiq said Muslims in the area were scared."

Should this make me feel sorry for someone? Because right now it's not happening...


14 posted on 10/22/2006 4:56:57 PM PDT by villagerjoel (US of A!!!)
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To: Dinah Lord
An Islamic youth organisation, based in Manchester, blamed politicians for the attack tonight and said the local community was "extremely fearful" ... "... and the responsiblity lies with the politicians who have been on a feeding frenzy attacking Muslims and giving ammunition to thugs' hatred towards us." ... "The responsibility for this lies with the likes of Jack Straw, Phil Woolas and others who believe it's open season on Muslims." ... Phil Woolas, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, dismissed claims that his controversial contribution to the debate about Muslim veils had fuelled the religious tensions behind the mosque attack.

I smell a setup too. I note that the jihadis had a ready-made villain in the MPs. This was a very convenient attack.

15 posted on 10/22/2006 4:57:05 PM PDT by AmishDude (Mwahahahahahahahaha -- official evil laugh of the North American Union)
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To: Brilliant

Lol, exactly! Good point. I wouldn't bet any money that we'll hear the MSM make those points..


16 posted on 10/22/2006 4:57:27 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Sir Gawain

I may be slightly surprised but I certainly won't be dissapointed!


17 posted on 10/22/2006 4:57:38 PM PDT by villagerjoel (US of A!!!)
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To: MadIvan

Ping-O


18 posted on 10/22/2006 4:57:59 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: Sir Gawain

Vigilantism is virtually always the response to the break down of legitimate law and order. When Muslims are essentially impugn for any act, obviously somebody out there is going to want to make up the difference and take up the club out of a feeling that Muslims are being let off the hook by regular authority.


19 posted on 10/22/2006 4:58:26 PM PDT by livius
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To: Sir Gawain

"it's open season on Muslims"

I can't believe this was written during hunting season.


20 posted on 10/22/2006 4:58:46 PM PDT by combat_boots (The MSM: State run Democrat media masquerading as corporations)
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To: AmishDude

On that thought, if they have to do any internal physical discipline on one of their own, they can turn around and blame the natives and kill two birds with one stone!


21 posted on 10/22/2006 4:59:50 PM PDT by villagerjoel (US of A!!!)
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To: LibWhacker

These are the same asswipes that riot over cartoons and 14th century quotes right? They blow each other up and saw peoples heads off right? I guess they have no balls if they can't even defend themselves in their own church. Bwhahahahaha


22 posted on 10/22/2006 4:59:52 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: kinoxi

Officer, that infidel hit me back!


23 posted on 10/22/2006 5:00:47 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ((Democrats have never found a fight they couldn't run from...Ann Coulter))
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To: AmishDude

Interesting that I did not see any type of ID for the perps. No names, no ethnicities, etc.


24 posted on 10/22/2006 5:01:24 PM PDT by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: LibWhacker

Finally a beginning.


25 posted on 10/22/2006 5:01:25 PM PDT by kcar (The UN Sucks)
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To: Brilliant
"They should ask themselves why the world hates them."

I can't wait to see what happens when the UK soccer thugs / hooligans finally get it.

Didn't I read that Allah, or one of the other head rag head nut jobs, said that "soccer" was not good?

Just hoping.

26 posted on 10/22/2006 5:03:21 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: Brilliant
Now why don't the libs say: "They should ask themselves why this is happening"?

or

"They should ask themselves why the world hates them."

Oh, man... that's, uh... Brilliant!

27 posted on 10/22/2006 5:04:20 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I think so, Brain, but if we give peas a chance, won't the lima beans feel left out?)
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To: kcar

Wasn't there a similar incident inside a mosque in Scotland?


28 posted on 10/22/2006 5:05:11 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: LibWhacker
Mr Shafiq said Muslims in the area were scared.

This is a shame. Next thing you know, these folks might be "terrorized". It is wrong to target people for simply being in a mosque. That said, somebody must step up and reform the Islamic "faith" from within. For if they fail to do so, it will get reformed from the outside. With extreme insensitivity and prejudice.

29 posted on 10/22/2006 5:05:16 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

HA HA HA, good one......


30 posted on 10/22/2006 5:06:10 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude ()...On 9-11 & 7-7 Islamic missionaries came a callin'.....()
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To: LibWhacker
Why would people do that in Mosques?

Wouldn't that have disrupted the mass demonstration of protests against Osama Bin Laden and Radical Islam?
After all, they are falling all over themselves broadcasting and ushering in an international Jihad/Fatwa against radical Islam and their terrorism, right?
31 posted on 10/22/2006 5:06:25 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Officer, that infidel hit me back!

How dare an infidel touch anything muslim.
32 posted on 10/22/2006 5:07:15 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: LibWhacker

Soccer fans in charge.


33 posted on 10/22/2006 5:08:43 PM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: LibWhacker

So are the Muslims arrested when they riot in the streets and burn buildings?


34 posted on 10/22/2006 5:09:32 PM PDT by ladyinred (RIP my precious Lamb Chop)
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To: CremeSaver

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1719310/posts

Yup, here it is.


35 posted on 10/22/2006 5:10:37 PM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: Sir Gawain
Ha! The only thing vigilantism will bring is more laws in favor of islam. Its over folks. Wake up and smell the coffee. We are doomed, unless we got the guts to purge our own culture first. Liberalism is the worse disease of western society. Worse than islam by far. But I fear we don't have the guts to do it. Islam will spread, and will continue to do so long after we are all molding in the grave.
36 posted on 10/22/2006 5:11:00 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: MortMan
Yes, but the Brit papers rarely mention if perps are "Asians" so they might be trying not to be hypocrites here, either.
37 posted on 10/22/2006 5:12:31 PM PDT by AmishDude (Mwahahahahahahahaha -- official evil laugh of the North American Union)
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To: MortMan
Interesting that I did not see any type of ID for the perps. No names, no ethnicities, etc.

This is standard procedure under British law. I actually respect this. It prevents retaliation against family, friends and associates. Once upon a time our common laws adhered to the same standards. Innocence until proven guilt. No guilt by association. No corruption of blood.

But hey, knock yourself out.

38 posted on 10/22/2006 5:14:45 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: mamelukesabre
Liberalism is the worse disease of western society. Worse than islam by far.

I detest liberals. How are they worse than muslims? Sawing off heads with the backs of hunting knives?
39 posted on 10/22/2006 5:15:16 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: LibWhacker
The Government's race minister said: "Any such attacks are appalling.

A "government race minister"?? Sheesh, don't let the scumbag Democrats find out about that. Give 'em ideas.

40 posted on 10/22/2006 5:15:44 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: claptrap

Apparently, the British aren't French.


41 posted on 10/22/2006 5:16:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: LibWhacker

Howmany Muslims have been arrested and charged with racial assault when they beat up a Brit.


42 posted on 10/22/2006 5:17:40 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: kinoxi

Oh, yoohoo, Britain -- Islam is NOT a race. Maybe these guys should get a parade.


43 posted on 10/22/2006 5:18:48 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Sir Gawain

It is so true -- vigilantiism happens when governments do nothing.


44 posted on 10/22/2006 5:19:51 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: LibWhacker
people even go into a holy place and attack us.

holy? HOLY? HOLY?

45 posted on 10/22/2006 5:23:27 PM PDT by Salvey (ancest)
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To: mamelukesabre
It's over folks.

You're 100% right. I just posted another thread: Residents Flee As Islamic Militia Prepares To Recapture Somali Town whose title could just as easily have been Residents Flee As Islamic Militia Prepares To Recapture Des Moines.

It could happen folks. And it will happen. Soon. If democrats aren't stopped. Okay, hollywood, who cares? But Des Moines? Who among us is willing to stand by doing nothing while that unfolds before our eyes? Not me.

46 posted on 10/22/2006 5:24:43 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Lancey Howard

LOL! Who would get that post, Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton?


47 posted on 10/22/2006 5:27:26 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: AmishDude

I agree, AmishDude. These guys are nothing if not masters of propaganda and agitprop. The press releases were already written and ready to go.

Two guys beating up four muzzies???

I hope the truth comes out.

Reminds me of all the bogus koran flushing that goes on...


48 posted on 10/22/2006 5:32:26 PM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: Fiddlstix

Sounds like a saavy lawyer could have some fun with that....


49 posted on 10/22/2006 5:32:34 PM PDT by bordergal (John)
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To: kinoxi
One is a rot from the inside that no one has the guts to do anything about. The other is an external threat that should be easy to deal with, would be easy to deal with were it not for the rot from the inside that no one has the guts to deal with. The fact that you object to my harsh statements of liberalism is just evidence supporting my statements. We are doomed. But don't worry. Its still a long way off. Its very unlikely that our grandchildren will see things the way we do. They will all likely be brainwashed into believing that Its the Muslim's right to conquest the world and its none of their business to try to stop them. That it would be racist to even think of doing so.
50 posted on 10/22/2006 5:34:07 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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