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UK mosques urged to install panic alarms and safe rooms
TheGuardian ^ | June 8, 2013 | Mark Townsend

Posted on 06/08/2013 3:17:18 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has discussed its revamped security regulations with the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) in light of the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, in Woolwich, south-east London, which it said had even provoked attacks in the United States.

The security improvements encouraged by CAIR, America's largest Muslim advocacy group, encourage the building of transparent fences around mosques, wire screens on windows, designated security officials, three-inch-thick doors, panic alarms and safe rooms.

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for CAIR, said: "From the outside it definitely seems UK mosques are more at risk than anywhere, including the States. There have been a number of recent incidents targeting UK mosques, groups like the English Defence League marching on mosques and a spike in violent right-wing groups."

Ibrahim Mogra, assistant secretary general of the MCB, said, while a panic alarm that could instantly alert police might in certain areas be installed,

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According to Tell Mama, the government-funded monitoring project that records anti-Muslim attacks, about 12 mosques have been targeted since Woolwich, including one in Grimsby where three petrol bombs were thrown. Counter-terrorism police are investigating whether an arson attack on a Somali community centre in Muswell Hill, north London, was in response to the killing of Rigby. The letters EDL were found freshly painted on the building's walls, although the far-right group denies any involvement. Tensions have also been inflamed by Old Bailey hearings last week documenting a planned terrorist attack on an EDL demonstration that prosecutors say would have sparked a "tit-for-tat spiral of violence and terror" across the country.

Fiyaz Mughal, director of the conflict resolution charity Faith Matters, said too many mosques remained vulnerable to attack in the aftermath of Woolwich. Mughal said that, of the UK's 1,500 mosques, 1,300 urgently needed to improve security.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: cair; england; islam; mosques; terrorism
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Victim Card Game
1 posted on 06/08/2013 3:17:19 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Id say the same for the us cole the begazi embassy the world trade center fort hood etc etc


2 posted on 06/08/2013 3:18:35 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Tennessee Nana

This sounds like a great idea. Passersby can activate the doors at any time to lock all the crazies inside and not get killed.


3 posted on 06/08/2013 3:19:36 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Fences to keep the invaders away from the good Brits!


4 posted on 06/08/2013 3:20:40 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Just fortifying the forward bases and ammo bunkers, nothing new..


5 posted on 06/08/2013 3:21:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Fortifying the terrorists’ havens for murderers, arms, explosives and plotting attacks?


6 posted on 06/08/2013 3:22:51 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
For Hooper it's just a game. However, for the guys on the ground, it's not a game. There are so many different kinds of Moslems in the U.K. they are a real danger to each other, particularly if they feel there's a chance the EDL will get blamed for it.

It's been a very long time since Christians had to bother with beating up on Moslems since they do such a great job of it themselves.

7 posted on 06/08/2013 3:23:36 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Muslime “safe room” is actually a secure torture chamber where they can lock the door and no one will interrupt.


8 posted on 06/08/2013 3:23:44 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Tennessee Nana

So. They are forts.


9 posted on 06/08/2013 3:28:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Mughal said that, of the UK's 1,500 mosques, 1,300 urgently needed to improve security.

You would think a religion of peace would have nothing to worry about. It is amazing how many Christian churches have little to no security. Just perhaps, the problem has something to do with their religion and how they live their lives based on 8th century values.

I suggest that the real solution to their security is to go back from where they came. Islam and the west doesn't mix, and for as long as I am alive, I will make every Muslim know that. They have no business in my culture. They need to stay in theirs.

10 posted on 06/08/2013 3:30:47 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Seems another name for a ‘safe room’ in a mosque would be a ‘target rich environment’. Are they afraid the Christian will rush in and commit mass baptisms something. It work with Presbyterians or Methodist, they could use super soakers. Baptist and Pentecostals, however are going to have logistical problems.


11 posted on 06/08/2013 3:31:46 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe Mr. Hooper could remind us just when was the
last time someone cut the head off a muslim on an
English street?


12 posted on 06/08/2013 3:31:48 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

What attacks in the United States are they pointing to in that first paragraph? What did I miss?

Jeez I’m exhausted listening to these freaks complain constantly. THAT is where they find common ground with the left/commies, just whine whine whine......


13 posted on 06/08/2013 3:32:09 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Tennessee Nana

Agreed.


14 posted on 06/08/2013 3:36:47 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: combat_boots

Most houses of worship are always tight on money, you wonder where these mosques, which are often very huge and not filled with people can get the funding to do all of these things, especially since most Muslims are low income immigrants.


15 posted on 06/08/2013 3:41:14 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: tet68

Or used a pressure cooker bomb on a Moslem assembly.


16 posted on 06/08/2013 3:43:30 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Maybe they should also warn soldiers to beware of people with long beards...


17 posted on 06/08/2013 3:43:35 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

A sec destruction button would be perfect tor all mosques


18 posted on 06/08/2013 3:47:26 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

They do this every time there is another barbaric Moslem attack on western people. This is just a cheap trick to get the attention off the real victims—us, and on to them. This is a passive agressive way of getting us riled up. This will become more obvious as time goes by.

Moslems do not only commit murder and mayhem, they also use many stealthy ways of provoking us. This too is part of their jihad, any offense to us large or small, overt or covert is part of their war on the infidel.


19 posted on 06/08/2013 3:48:40 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Two Muslims hack a Christian armed-forces member to pieces in broad daylight, and England’s answer to this outrage is to make Muslims safer from those dangerous Christians.


20 posted on 06/08/2013 3:53:43 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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