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Anti-Muslim graffiti stuns Campustown (Iowa)
Iowa State Daily ^ | 9/1/2004 | Heather Behrens

Posted on 09/05/2004 11:57:13 AM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak

"Wipe out Islam for world peace. The Koran demands your murder. Islam is terrorism.

Such were the words of an anonymous act of vandalism in Campustown. The graffiti left members of the local Muslim community aghast.

"I was just completely shocked," said Basil Mahayni, senior in political science. "We rarely ever see anything like that."

Members of the Muslim Student Association reported the vandalism after discovering it Aug. 20 on a picnic table at the corner of Chamberlain Street and Welch Avenue.

Saleh Tamim, general secretary of the Muslim Student Association, was among the group that reported the incident. Tamim said he found the words hurtful and baffling.

"It's really offensive," said Tamim, senior in engineering. "I don't know why somebody would write such a thing."

Tamim and Mahayni agreed such acts toward the Muslim community were rare in Ames. Tamim said he hasn't seen anything like this since he came to Ames in 2002.

Mahayni said his last experience with hate directed toward him as a Muslim was immediately after Sept. 11, 2001. He was walking with freinds when another student walked by.

"He told us to 'go drop a bomb on your own country,'" Mahayni said.

Ignorance exists, but people react to it differently, he said. Some act on it by asking questions to inform themselves, Mahayni said, while others choose to take their beliefs as fact and make blind statements.

Though Ames is an accepting community, Mahayni said, occasional expressions of hate indicate tolerance remains a work in progress.

"I think Ames is a very tolerant environment," Mahayni said. "But instances like this past week show we're not perfect and we do have a lot of work to do."

Several people will meet soon to plan a response, he said.

Cmdr. Jim Robinson of the Ames Police Department said the police currently have no suspects.

"As of this time, I don't believe there have been any witnesses or suspects that have come forward," Robinson said.

Vandalism is often a hard crime to investigate and prosecute, Robinson said. The police department has filed charges on some cases, though there have also been instances that no suspect was identified.

For now, officers will keep an especially close eye on the area, Robinson said.

Tamim said he hopes acts such as this don't ruin the community's pleasant atmosphere.

"I hope the Ames community continues to be as peaceful as before," he said.


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Members of the Muslim Student Association reported the vandalism after discovering it...

I'm not stunned.

1 posted on 09/05/2004 11:57:13 AM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Any Russian populations there, btw?


2 posted on 09/05/2004 11:58:44 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Wonder what the charge would be if I put a sign in my yard demanding the death of Muslim terrorists?


3 posted on 09/05/2004 12:00:10 PM PDT by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

And what did the Members of the Muslim Student Association have to say about a real hate crime - Beslan?


4 posted on 09/05/2004 12:01:05 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Oh my God!! I'm getting all misty eyed. So sad, too damn bad.


5 posted on 09/05/2004 12:01:25 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat (These Colors Never Run( 7.62) "See Ya"ll At The VA Clinic" "Xin Loi My Boy")
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

after I read this one, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1208007/posts
What is the issue?


6 posted on 09/05/2004 12:01:56 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (shoot low, they are riding Shetlands.....)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
"It's really offensive," said Tamim, senior in engineering. "I don't know why somebody would write such a thing."

Perhaps because they were angry over the cowards who continue to kill innocent noncombatants in Israel, Iraq, Russia...

7 posted on 09/05/2004 12:02:44 PM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker (When the cracker gets old, you wind up with Old Cracker. - O.C.)
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To: No Surrender No Retreat
"It's really offensive," said Tamim, senior in engineering. "I don't know why somebody would write such a thing."

They Knifed Babies, They Raped Girls

Hmmmm... I wonder?

8 posted on 09/05/2004 12:02:57 PM PDT by max_rpf
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
http://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/muslimsa/homepage.html

...is the group's website. I found no condemnations of terror done in their faith's name.

9 posted on 09/05/2004 12:03:22 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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To: All

Should be noted the "crime" occurred Aug. 20, this article is from Sept. 1.


10 posted on 09/05/2004 12:03:32 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak (Let them eat amnesty)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
Only graffiti and they're worried?

Matthew Chapter 24:
[9] "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake."

Oh, that's just for the Christians.

Never mind!
11 posted on 09/05/2004 12:04:21 PM PDT by RonHolzwarth ("History repeats itself - first as tragedy, then as farce" - Karl Marx)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
"It's really offensive," said Tamim, senior in engineering. "I don't know why somebody would write such a thing."

Find out, maroon.

12 posted on 09/05/2004 12:05:00 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and establish property rights)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

You watch, the media will get ahold of this and give it equal time to the Russian hostage deaths. Someone carved some graffite on the corner of a picnic table, big friggin deal.


13 posted on 09/05/2004 12:05:21 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Now it begins


14 posted on 09/05/2004 12:06:58 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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"I don't know why somebody would write such a thing."

You've got to be kidding.


15 posted on 09/05/2004 12:10:36 PM PDT by Shellback Chuck (Olongapo hookers are more truthful than Kerry)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
BTTT

A little graffiti should be the least of a Muhammadans concerns right now.

A Muhammadan that really is 'all that' in his 'religion of peace' should be actively fighting against the Muhammadan Terrorists who murder in the name of 'allahu fubar'.

But we know why they don't do that, do we not?
16 posted on 09/05/2004 12:10:44 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

They need to be careful on this, it's getting to be almost common on Universiy campuses for "fraudulent" incidents of this nature, I can name a half dozen major national news stories off the top of my head that later turned out bogus.
Not to say that intolerant folks aren't out there, but it's getting ridiculous.


17 posted on 09/05/2004 12:12:40 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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""It's really offensive," said Tamim, senior in engineering. "I don't know why somebody would write such a thing."

You SOB's!!

18 posted on 09/05/2004 12:13:55 PM PDT by blam
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

What a combination, Muslims and academics.


19 posted on 09/05/2004 12:13:58 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

After we educate the world's Muhammadans over here, what, they take their skills back to the Muhammadan ghetto countries and work to defeat the infidel? Where is this Muhammadan from, American born? Just curious...


20 posted on 09/05/2004 12:16:06 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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"It's really offensive," said Tamim, senior in engineering. "I don't know why somebody would write such a thing."

That is EXACTLY the POINT. He doesn't KNOW.

"I dunno...it's not like they killed and raped fellow MUSLIMS! These people around here are WEIRD."

Death cult sociopath... (Remainder deleted for family-friendly venue).

21 posted on 09/05/2004 12:16:33 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (Thereza-Heinz-DiazDeBovar-Greenberg-Kerry: PROOF that even the Rich can marry a failure.)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak; Jim Robinson
Cmdr. Jim Robinson of the Ames Police Department

What did JimRob know and when did he know it?; )

22 posted on 09/05/2004 12:16:58 PM PDT by annyokie (Now with 20% More Infidel!)
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To: Sam Cree

Truth is evidently being sounded from all places....Islam is not a religion and Muslums are not a race....cry me a river.


23 posted on 09/05/2004 12:18:15 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Im about ready to do a little of my own "graffitti" heh hehe


24 posted on 09/05/2004 12:22:48 PM PDT by Coroner
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

But curiously, no denunciation of terrorism carried
out in the name of Islam.

To repeat ...

One thing I find very telling, since 9/11, is that
"mainstream" Muslims have not even objected to the
damage being done to THEM by the islamicists.

They sometimes complain about secondary discrimination
by non-Muslims, but not a peep about the perps who
put them in this position.

The last time the world dealt with a terrorist
cult of death, the Thuggee Cult over century ago,
the entire cult was wiped out. Islam needs to keep
this in mind.


25 posted on 09/05/2004 12:23:40 PM PDT by Boundless
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
"I was just completely shocked," said Basil Mahayni, senior in political science. "We rarely ever see anything like that."

Of course he was stunned--usually Muslims, particularly of the Pali-obsessed sort--are the ones WRITING the hate graffiti.

26 posted on 09/05/2004 12:23:56 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Beslan -- the true face of Islam.)
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To: All

Let's let this play out. Many of the so called graffiti hate crimes have been committed by the group being "hated." Of course this is okay because it is just a way to draw attention to their plight. The truth really doesn't matter.


27 posted on 09/05/2004 12:24:27 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Now it begins

If all of us here are so outraged by this, can you just imagine what Russians everywhere are feeling?

28 posted on 09/05/2004 12:27:37 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
"It's really offensive," said Tamim, senior in engineering. "I don't know why somebody would write such a thing."


29 posted on 09/05/2004 12:27:40 PM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Get used to it.


30 posted on 09/05/2004 12:27:52 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Kerry accused countless soldiers of committing war crimes that he himself never witnessed . . .)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
after discovering it Aug. 20 on a picnic table

Breaking news...

The message, "For a good time, call Susan!", was discovered on a bathroom wall.

31 posted on 09/05/2004 12:28:12 PM PDT by opinionator
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
"We rarely ever see anything like that."

You'll be seeing more than just words scrawled on a wall when muslims attack in similar fashion here in the U.S. again.

32 posted on 09/05/2004 12:31:06 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: TADSLOS
YOUR PERP is

Saleh Tamim, general secretary of the Muslim Student Association

33 posted on 09/05/2004 12:34:00 PM PDT by STD (Pumpsforpain-subscribe@yahoogroups.com)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

These are the very people who should be in the internment center. Right now.


34 posted on 09/05/2004 12:34:46 PM PDT by henderson field
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To: LibFreeOrDie

They apparently think that america is so sensitive that words will bring the national guard in to kill the vandals for them.


35 posted on 09/05/2004 12:40:37 PM PDT by marty60
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Remember that this a campus newpaper. The stunned, pious outrage over a simple piece of graffiti, no worse than that directed at police or the military on campuses EVERY SINGLE DAY, is chilling evidence of just how far multi-cult Orwellianism has gone on in the academic community. The implicit assumption of a "hate crime," and of a major priority for police, show just how well-indoctrinated these multi-cult dhimmis are for censorship and repression.


36 posted on 09/05/2004 12:45:06 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Anti-war Movement: Roadkill on the Highway to Freedom)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

Why in the hell would this "stun" anyone after what is happening in the world??? When "Islam" gets stunned, maybe I'll change my mind a little. Right now I don't see any of them doing any protesting to the violence.


37 posted on 09/05/2004 12:45:46 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

It's a Hoax.


38 posted on 09/05/2004 12:45:49 PM PDT by Catphish
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To: atomic conspiracy

Man, even in Ames, Iowa.


39 posted on 09/05/2004 12:47:45 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pak (Let them eat amnesty)
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker; All

Where did he find it...on a picnic table? Shoot there's nasty grafitti on every subject written on bathroom walls and public picnic tables everywhere all over the country. There's anti white graffitti, anti black, pro homo, anti homo, even stuff about yo' mama and yo' sista who will give you a good time if you call them!

The Muslims should feel honored...to be featured in graffitti here in America means that they have truly arrived on the American scene!


40 posted on 09/05/2004 12:48:23 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (The Democrats must be defeated in 2004)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

I know where this is. I live in Ames. What's next? Investigation of "For a good time..." graffiti? Lots of more offensive posters have been put up by the Left.


41 posted on 09/05/2004 12:50:56 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
I live in Ames and this is the first I've heard of this.

It is a generally peaceful place, well, except for the riot last spring...

42 posted on 09/05/2004 12:51:01 PM PDT by alley cat
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To: MarMema

I know a Nepalese instructor who has been very exorcised these past few days. I hope they find who it is and I hope it's somebody who's Nepalese or Indian or Sikh. The PC crowd won't know what to do.


43 posted on 09/05/2004 12:52:27 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: Sam Cree

Actually, Iowa State is probably one of the most conservative major University campuses around. At least in character and with respect to the presence of wacko left-wing groups.


45 posted on 09/05/2004 12:54:58 PM PDT by AmishDude
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LOL! I expected to see Campustown turned into Beirut. I was disappointed.


46 posted on 09/05/2004 12:58:00 PM PDT by AmishDude
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""I think Ames is a very tolerant environment," Mahayni said. "But instances like this past week show we're not perfect and we do have a lot of work to do.""

I love it when liberals always say "we have lots of work to do" regarding america....as if america is some broken down thing simply because peopel are getting sick of islamics...


47 posted on 09/05/2004 12:58:38 PM PDT by thirteen stars
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak

And this was after a long history of expressing their outrage at the brutal barbaric acts committed every day in the name of Islam, right, and just after they volunteered to raise a militia to fight against terrorists, right? And we all recall how many muslims have spoken out against the constant muslim ignoring of the separation of church and state, right?


48 posted on 09/05/2004 12:59:33 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them, or they like us?)
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To: 4.1O dana super trac pak
"It's really offensive," said Tamim, senior in engineering. "I don't know why somebody would write such a thing."

An Engineering Student ???? The guy is brain-dead Oh I know the racist non white thing where he receives a 3.0 automatically for any engineering related courses.. Plus the usual free bee on tuition..
49 posted on 09/05/2004 1:04:03 PM PDT by Fast1
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"I was just completely shocked," said Basil Mahayni, senior in political science. "We rarely ever see anything like that."

"It's really offensive," said Tamim, senior in engineering. "I don't know why somebody would write such a thing."

Well
1) get used to it this is the start.
2) Because it is true, read your darn Koran. Open your eyes and ears.


50 posted on 09/05/2004 1:07:04 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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