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  • Petah Tikva: Swastikas sprayed in synagogue

    05/04/2006 7:30:52 AM PDT · by Alouette · 17 replies · 367+ views
    YNet ^ | May 4, 2006 | Raanan Ben-Zur
    Walls, arc, Torah book at city’s Great Synagogue sprayed with swastikas; ‘Hitler’ sprayed on front door. ‘It's insane,’ says one worshiper VIDEO - Worshippers who arrived on Thursday morning to pray in the Great Synagogue in Petah Tikva were shocked to discover that the synagogue was broken into and the walls, arc and even a Torah book were spayed with swastikas. The worshipers called the police who initiated an investigation and dispatched the Forensics Division to help and possibly identify the perpetrators. Back in March another synagogue in Petah Tikva was desecrated. Yaakov Pelhaimer, who prays in the synagogue and...
  • Saudis Shred Bibles, Rights Campaigners Claim

    02/06/2006 5:50:25 PM PST · by BlueJ7 · 9 replies · 451+ views
    cns news ^ | May 19, 2005 | By Patrick Goodenough
    Reports from the Islamic world of the abuse of Bibles and other items important to Christians emerge from time to time, but generally have little impact - in contrast to the wave of Muslim anger sparked by a Newsweek report, since retracted, of Koran desecration by the U.S. military.
  • Palestinians used Bible as toilet paper Muslims' desecration of holy book received little notice

    02/06/2006 5:41:14 PM PST · by BlueJ7 · 59 replies · 1,160+ views
    world net daily ^ | Posted: May 18, 2005 | (?)
    Catholic priests in the church marking the spot where Jesus was believed to have been born said that during the five-week siege, Palestinians tore up some Bibles for toilet paper and removed many valuable sacramental objects, according to a May 15, 2002, report by the Washington Times.
  • Temple Mount desecration continues

    11/11/2005 5:25:09 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 13 replies · 717+ views ^ | November 10th, 2005 | Ryan Jones
    Friday, November 11, 2005 16:19 IST JNW HEADLINE NEWS Temple Mount desecration continues By Ryan Jones November 10th, 2005 Nearly 14 centuries after first occupying Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the Muslims are trying to complete their conquest of Israel’s holiest site by erasing the last traces of Jewish connection to the two temples built for the name of the Almighty, archeologists warned this week. In a letter to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the Committee Against the Destruction of Antiquities on the Temple Mount said new plans by Islamic authorities to “renovate” an ancient tower adjacent to the compound are part of...
  • Attack on Serbs visiting cemetery

    11/08/2005 5:38:11 PM PST · by jb6 · 25 replies · 2,655+ views
    B92 ^ | November 08, 2005
    DJAKOVICA -- Monday – A bus with forty Serbian people inside was pelted with stones while trying to visit a cemetery in Djakovica this weekend. The Serbian refugees from Djakovica visited the Orthodox cemetery located near the village. Many of the monuments that have been desecrated recently have been successfully restored and a fence has been put in place around the cemetery. A commemoration ceremony for the deceased was held in front of what remains of the Holy Prince Lazar church. While the Serbian refugees were visiting the grave sites, several cars drove around the cemetery grounds playing Albanian music...
  • 'Satanism flourishing in Russia' No arrests in vandalism at Murmansk church

    10/23/2005 10:28:24 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 17 replies · 683+ views ^ | October 24, 2005 |
    Satanism is running rampant throughout Russia, according to a priest at a Murmansk church defaced by vandals. Earlier this month, according to an Interfax report, the Church of the Savior-on-the-Waters, built in memory of lost seamen was targeted with Satanic symbols and animal blood.
  • Burning Taliban

    10/23/2005 5:28:11 AM PDT · by American Cabalist · 24 replies · 1,040+ views
    Euphoric Reality ^ | 10/22/05 | Redhead Infidel
    If this situation goes any further at all, I feel a war comin' on (Pantano style)... Report Of U.S. Burning Bodies Investigated The U.S. military said such abuse would be "repugnant," and the State Department said U.S. embassies around the world have been told to counter a potential backlash by telling local governments that the alleged actions do not reflect American values. The Australian photojournalist, Stephen Dupont, who shot the video footage that is now being splashed around the globe as 'evidence' of American atrocities, has been VERY clear that the burning of the bodies was done for hygiene purposes,...

    10/22/2005 7:41:25 PM PDT · by freedom4me · 69 replies · 2,710+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 10-22-05 | Noel Sheppard
    There has been a lot of outrage in the media concerning the burning of a couple of dead, Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in early October. Yet, the Australian journalist who videotaped the proceedings, Stephen Dupont, stated in an interview on National Public Radio yesterday that he believed the bodies were burned purely for reasons of hygiene when the local villagers refused to retrieve them, and that the American soldiers didn't do anything wrong. Go to and follow the link to the NPR interview.
  • Karzai Condemns Alleged Body Desecration

    10/21/2005 12:33:19 PM PDT · by NavVet · 23 replies · 780+ views
    Drudge ^ | 21 Oct 05 | Wash. Post
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned the alleged desecration of the bodies of two dead Taliban fighters by U.S. troops, but he said mistakes happen in war and Afghans shouldn't let it mar their impression of the United States. His apparent attempt to reduce Afghans' anger over the incident came amid warnings by Islamic clerics of a possible violent anti-American backlash. "Sometimes things happen in these sort of operations, during war. Soldiers make mistakes," he told reporters in Kabul. "We are very grateful for the international community's assistance. ... Their soldiers have shed their blood in our...
  • It's Geneva Conventions Time !

    10/20/2005 6:31:13 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 3 replies · 389+ views
    The Morning Paper - Late Edition | 10/20/05 | vanity
    It’s Geneva Conventions Time ! CNN – and any newsreader who can find a microphone and camera – is about to have a cow ! Oooh ! Ooooh !! Oooooh !!! (Newsreader looks shocked ) The Geneva Conventions have been violated (newsreader looks stern) by American Troops - (newsreader frowns) In Afghanistan !!! (Newsreader bites lip,pretends to look reluctant.) Let’s go to the video ! (Studio camera catches newsreader’s triumphant smile just before tape begins.) Let’s see what all the fuss – and newsroom joy – is about , okay ? On October 1st, troops who were part of a...
  • It's Geneva Conventions Time !

    10/20/2005 6:30:54 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 318+ views
    The Morning Paper - Late Edition | 10/20/05 | vanity
    It’s Geneva Conventions Time ! CNN – and any newsreader who can find a microphone and camera – is about to have a cow ! Oooh ! Ooooh !! Oooooh !!! (Newsreader looks shocked ) The Geneva Conventions have been violated (newsreader looks stern) by American Troops - (newsreader frowns) In Afghanistan !!! (Newsreader bites lip,pretends to look reluctant.) Let’s go to the video ! (Studio camera catches newsreader’s triumphant smile just before tape begins.) Let’s see what all the fuss – and newsroom joy – is about , okay ? On October 1st, troops who were part of a...
  • Church-service assault

    10/03/2005 7:35:35 AM PDT · by Junior · 87 replies · 2,291+ views
    The Decatur Daily ^ | 2005-10-03 | Ronnie Thomas
    What would seem to be among the safest places in America came under attack Sunday morning at Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church on Spring Avenue Southwest. After communion at the 11 a.m. Mass, a man and woman came forward, screaming. Then, to the shock and horror of the Rev. Joe Culotta and his congregation, the man turned over the cherished century-old marble altar. It tumbled down the steps and smashed onto the floor, ripping up carpet in front of the first-row pews.
  • Wanton Destruction in Gaza Bodes Ill for the Future

    09/28/2005 9:54:02 PM PDT · by anotherview · 13 replies · 329+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) ^ | 29 September 2005 | Caitlyn M. Martin
    Thursday, September 29, 2005 Wanton Destruction in Gaza Bodes Ill for the Future The torching of synagogues and the looting and destruction of greenhouses in Gaza doesn't bode well for a future Palestinian state if one is to ever exist. Indeed, the destruction of those synagogues makes it far more unlikely that Israel will concede areas with important Jewish holy sites in Judea and Samaria. The greenhouses, donated to the Palestinian people by wealthy American Jews who bought them from the former settlers, used to provide Israel with $60 to $100 million in agricultural exports annually. They could have provided...
  • Zimbabwe prisoners using Bibles as toilet paper

    09/09/2005 11:00:18 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 30 replies · 1,005+ views
    Prisoners in Zimbabwe's main remand prison are forced to use pages from the Bible as toilet paper, an opposition lawmaker said on Friday. Opposition lawmaker Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga made the remarks following a trip she made to Harare Remand Prison with other members of a parliamentary committee. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) lawmaker confirmed press reports that inmates at the notorious holding cells are forced to tear out pages from Bibles inside their cells to use as a substitute for toilet paper. "Prisoners sometimes use blankets to clean themselves. But that's the level of desperation. The Bible is the only...
  • Cemetery attacked, Muslims suspected

    08/03/2005 1:13:03 PM PDT · by Minutemen · 28 replies · 968+ views
    News.Telegraph ^ | 3/8/05 | Colin Randall
    Police consider Muslim link to cemetery attack By Colin Randall in Paris (Filed: 03/08/2005) The headstones of 42 British soldiers who fell in combat in the First World War have been desecrated in what police in northern France believe may have been the work of Islamist attackers. Police and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission initially believed that the damage to the Albuera cemetery last Saturday in Bailleul-sir-Berthoult, near Arras, was caused by local vandals after a drunken night out. No slogans admitting responsibility or proclaiming any cause were found. The desecrated graveyard ‘Shocking scene’: the cost of repair is put...
  • What the heck is CBS thinking? (Check out the American flag graphic)

    07/28/2005 8:48:05 PM PDT · by oolatec · 98 replies · 10,720+ views
    CBS ^ | 7.28.2005 | CBS
  • CBS replaces stars on flag with Islamic crescent!

    07/28/2005 10:43:43 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 22 replies · 3,889+ views
    Laura Mansfield ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2005 | Laura Mansfield
    This evening I received an email from Jeff Epstein of that pointed me to an article about the Fatwa issued today by the Fiqh Council of North America against terrorism. Before I even get started on the credibility of the Fiqh Council, I have to say a few words about the CBS article. Jeff Epstein wrote in his email "Would someone like to explain how CBS can explain this? As far as I'm concerned, CBS is desecrating "Old Glory" at a time when American servicemen are dying overseas to protect our liberties. Doesn't CBS have ANY shame?" Epstein...
  • Sandpit Church

    07/22/2005 5:18:03 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 1 replies · 252+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 21 July 2005 | Gillibrand
    Welcome to the Church of St Maurice in Lille, which has been given over to the care of young adults by the Bishop. A spiritual desert has resulted symbolised by a pile of dry sand and dead wood deposited in one aisle and an art exhbition in the other.
  • The devil and all his works

    07/19/2005 10:25:36 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 36 replies · 758+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 16/07/2005 | Gillibrand
    The devil and all his works are on display in the Church of Notre Dame de la Chapelle in Brussels, Belgium. Indeed the altars of the Church have been transformed into exhibition stands for the works of modern art from an art collective. The relics are still in place in these altars.
  • Cops are Shot at (Catholic) Church (Gunman Was Defacing Statue of St. Ann, with BVM)

    07/19/2005 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 42 replies · 699+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/19/2005 | Nancy Dillon, Alison Gendar, and Dave Goldiner
    Cops are shot at church 2 officers catch Qns. madman defacing statue of Virgin Mary and her mother BY NANCY DILLON, ALISON GENDAR and DAVE GOLDINER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS A shotgun and sword-wielding madman wounded two cops at close range yesterday after they caught him blasting the head off a century-old statue of St. Anne and the Virgin Mary outside a Queens church. One officer was hit in the head and the other in the leg by shrapnel from police hater Kevin Davy's shotgun. But at least one of the cops managed to return fire and end the 2...