Keyword: desecration

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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
    www.jnewswire.com ^ | 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
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 24, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    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,...
  • JOURNALIST WHO FILMED BURNING TALIBAN BODIES SAYS MEDIA GOT IT WRONG

    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 bareknucklepolitics.com 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 PeoplesTruthForum.com 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...
  • Intolerance and Literalism

    07/02/2005 8:40:32 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 3 replies · 246+ views
    An impromptu Christian-Muslim family dialogue. Folks, I received the following letter from my cousin-in-law, Dr. Jamil Khader, Assistant Professor of English at Stetson University in Deland, Florida, who had it published on the Letters to the Editor section of the Daytona Beach News on July 1st. Cousin Jamil had the kindness to forward it to me for comment. I think that he's going to get more than what he bargained for. (LOL) I quote his letter in its entirety; my comments follow each relevant paragraph.The Rev. Jeffrey DeYoe ("Holy writ and human superstition," Community Voices column, June 11) correctly attributes...
  • Jewish cemetery hit by 117th attack in 15 years

    06/16/2005 8:12:00 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 7 replies · 483+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 16, 2005 | Colin Blackstock
    Police are investigating a racist attack on a Jewish cemetery in which 87 graves were desecrated. It is the 117th attack on the West Ham Jewish cemetery in east London in 15 years. Some of the graves had stood for 150 years but were pushed over or broken over the last 10 days. Others were daubed with graffiti, or sprayed with swastikas. The doors to a mausoleum building in the centre of the cemetery had been forced open and more swastikas sprayed on the outside. The damage was discovered by the caretaker of the cemetery in Buckingham Road, east London....
  • Religion of Peace/Book of Peace

    06/12/2005 7:27:05 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 6 replies · 472+ views
    Yahoo news photos ^ | June 12, 2005 | JewishRighter
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  • KING VOTES TO PROTECT AMERICAN FLAG [House Judiciary passed Amendment banning desecration]

    06/08/2005 11:26:52 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 89 replies · 1,914+ views
    Congressman Steve King ^ | May 27, 2005 | Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
    KING VOTES TO PROTECT AMERICAN FLAG Americans’ Duty to Protect Symbol of Freedom Washington, D.C. — Leading up to Memorial Day, with the support of Iowa Congressman Steve King, the House Judiciary Committee passed a Constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to make it a crime to burn the American flag. Although almost eighty percent of Americans support a Constitutional amendment banning desecration of the American flag, in 1989 and 1990 the Supreme Court ruled that laws passed by Congress violated the First Amendment. Passing a constitutional amendment is the only way to protect the American flag from acts of...
  • The Desecration Of Ground Zero - (Michelle Malkin; "blame America" monument not needed!)

    06/07/2005 9:12:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 750+ views
    REDSTATESUSA.COM ^ | JUNE 8, 2005 | MICHELLE MALKIN
    Most Americans have not been paying attention to the bureaucratic wrangling and political jockeying that has plagued the construction of the World Trade Center Memorial at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. But it's not just New Yorkers and developers and 9/11 families who should care. A good portion of the project is federally subsidized. All of us have not only a financial stake, but also a moral stake, in protecting the honor of the victims -- and the dignity of our country. A Blame America Monument is not what we need or deserve. But it looks like one is already...
  • Spengler: Muslim anguish, Western condescension

    06/06/2005 11:06:25 AM PDT · by Ozone34 · 27 replies · 653+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | June 6, 2005 | Spengler
    Muslim anguish, Western condescension By Spengler Why do Muslims riot over alleged desecration of the Koran? For the same reason that Christians used to riot over alleged desecration of the Host, the wafer that when consecrated becomes the body of Jesus Christ, according to Catholic belief. For Muslims, the Koran is not a holy book, like the Christian Gospels or the Jewish Torah, but the incarnate presence of Allah on Earth, dictated to the Prophet Mohammed word-for-word by the Archangel Gabriel. It is not prophecy, but the presence of divinity, as a number of commentators have observed, including this one...
  • Koran Burned, Koran Desecration At All Time High In U.S.

    06/04/2005 1:32:14 AM PDT · by hankley32 · 11 replies · 689+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 4, 2005 | Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon late Friday confirmed five incidents of Koran desecration at the prison for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, wrapping up a high-priority investigation. The findings concluded that one soldier deliberately kicked the Muslim holy book, other guards hit it with water balloons, and a soldier's urine splashed on a prisoner and his Koran...more from LA TIMES IN LINK ---- Koran desecration at all time highs. Dilby.com reports that people are submitting video. This site "The Dilby News Monitor" also has a huge picture of a burned Koran for their frontpage today. I guess this has infuriated people...
  • Farrakhan wants probe into Koran desecration reports

    05/25/2005 6:30:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 776+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 5/25/05 | AFP - Chicago
    CHICAGO (AFP) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called for a congressional investigation into reports of desecrations of the Koran at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. "As Muslims, we say enough is enough," the influential African American leader said from the pulpit of his south Chicago mosque. Farrakhan said a delegation of Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders should participate in the investigation. Farrakhan also demanded that the US military either charge and try the detainees at Guantanamo Bay or release them to their families. The American Civil Liberties Union accused the US government Wednesday of turning "a...
  • Newsweek: America is dead (U.S. Flag Shown in Trashcan on Cover!)

    05/22/2005 11:12:32 AM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 302 replies · 16,317+ views
    Riding Sun Blog ^ | 5/23/2005 01:17:00 | GaijinBiker
    <p>Newsweek's false, retracted story about American guards flushing the Koran down a toilet at Guantanamo doesn't necessarily mean the magazine's staff hates America or Bush, or wants us to lose in Iraq. To be charitable, let's just chalk that one up to sloppy journalism.</p>
  • COMMUNION DENIED TO RAINBOW-WEARING PARISHIONERS

    05/19/2005 11:13:34 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 20 replies · 539+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 15 May 2005 | Editors, The Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics. Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread. A group called the Rainbow Sash Alliance has encouraged supporters to wear the multicolored fabric bands since 2001 on each Pentecost Sunday, the day Catholics believe the Holy Spirit...
  • Amazon.com's Koran Desecration Problem

    05/20/2005 7:47:34 AM PDT · by forty_years · 63 replies · 1,731+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | May 20, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    As the Koran-flushing-in-Cuba episode becomes old news, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) has helpfully found a way to keep Koran desecration in the public eye. It does so – and I draw on MPAC's two press releases (here and here), plus reports from the Associated Press and Los Angeles Times – by promoting the story of one Azza Basarudin, who bought a copy of the Koran, Oxford University Press edition.A doctoral candidate at the University of California at Los Angeles specializing in Middle East studies, Basarudin ordered the volume in early May from Bellwether Books, a used book store...
  • Saudis Shred Bibles, Rights Campaigners Claim

    CNSNews.com) - Bibles found in the possession of visitors to Saudi Arabia are routinely confiscated by customs officials, and in some cases copies allegedly have been put through a paper shredder, according to religious rights campaigners. 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. "The Muslims respect the Koran far more than Christians respect the Bible," says Danny Nalliah,...
  • IDF rescues 7 Breslav Hasidim at Joseph's Tomb

    05/19/2005 12:34:58 PM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 416+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 19, 2005
    Palestinians opened fire towards seven Breslav Hasidim who had entered the site of Joseph's Tomb in Nablus early Thursday morning without coordinating the visit with the IDF in advance. The seven Jews arrived in Nablus by illegally bypassing a number of roadblocks, Army Radio reported. Security forces who were alerted to the scene managed to rescue the Hasidim, who were brought in for questioning. Police requested that their remand be extended. In related developments, OC Central Command Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh met with residents from the Yitzhar settlement in the West Bank as well as with local rabbis in order...
  • Homosexual Activists Disturb Masses, Some Denied Communion, Some Steal It Anyway

    05/18/2005 9:23:38 PM PDT · by murphE · 46 replies · 847+ views
    Life Site ^ | May 17, 2005
    LOS ANGELES/ ST PAUL- MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Feast of Pentecost is the celebration in the Christian calendar of the descent of the Holy Spirit onto the Disciples of Christ after His resurrection and ascension into heaven as recorded in the bible. In recent years, homosexual activists have used the feast as an annual pretext for protests to make demands that the Catholic Church change her teaching on the sinfulness of homosexual acts. Archbishop Flynn of St. Paul-Minneapolis, Cardinal Mahoney of Los Angeles and bishop Matthew Clarke of Rochester New York have been singled out for praise...
  • Newsweek and the Bell that Cannot Be Unrung - (retired CBS executive; "loose lips sink ships")

    05/17/2005 7:16:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 795+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | MAY 17, 2005 | LEE ELLIS
    Newsweek magazine and reporter-writers, Mark Isikoff and John Barry forgot the most important and one of the oldest clichés in the business, “You can’t unring a bell.” They also forgot one of the most memorable slogans in WW II, “Loose Lips Sink Ships.” As a result, over 15 people are dead in Afghanistan and many hurt. Riots continue in Muslim countries. All this is due to that fact that Newsweek reported that U.S. investigators found evidence that interrogators had flushed a copy of Muslim's holy book down a toilet in an attempt to rattle detainees. Just the thought that it...
  • "P*** Christ" (not my title)

    05/17/2005 10:53:24 AM PDT · by UpStateNY · 69 replies · 1,701+ views
    vanity
    Isn't it interesting that the Koran in the toilet (which didn't happen, apparently) constitutes desecration and a crucifix in a bottle of urine gets a government grant? Does that seem strange to anyone else?
  • DoD Official Calls Story 'False' on Koran Desecration

    05/16/2005 6:56:26 PM PDT · by rosy_toes · 9 replies · 381+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 16, 2005 | Gerry J. Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2005 – There's no evidence to support a recent Newsweek magazine article accusing U.S. personnel at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, of desecrating the Muslim holy book, the Koran, a senior Pentagon official noted. "Newsweek's story about Koran desecration is demonstrably false, and there have thus far been no credible allegations of willful Koran desecration, and Newsweek has produced no such evidence," Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said today in response to media queries. A Newsweek story published May 9 reported that American military interrogators at the Guantanamo prison facility had flushed a Koran down a toilet. The article sparked...
  • On Not Getting the Koran - (rapid spread of Newsweek rumor re: "Koran down toilet at Gitmo")

    05/12/2005 6:37:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 2,271+ views
    TECH CENTRAL STATION.COM ^ | MAY 12, 2005 | LEE HARRIS
    Yesterday that recently vanquished cliché, the Arab street, returned to remind us that there are some things that even the most enlightened Westerners don't get about Muslims -- their fanaticism about the Koran. Newsweek, which had only a few months ago been jubilantly celebrating the new People Power rising up in the Middle East, apparently ran an article in which it was alleged that interrogators at Guantanamo Bay, in order to annoy the Muslim inmates, had deposited copies of the Koran on or in the toilet bowls of the prison facility. There was even a rumor that a copy of...
  • Jewish cemetery desecrated in NE France (Why Do Muslims Immigrate to Europe?)

    05/12/2005 4:48:28 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 12 replies · 637+ views
    expatica.com ^ | 11 May 2005 | expatica
    METZ, France, May 11 (AFP) - Scores of tombstones were overturned in a Jewish cemetery at Sarreguemines in eastern France, local police said Wednesday. The profanation, in which about 65 of the 500 graves in the cemetery were knocked down and piled on top of one another, occurred between Sunday and Tuesday and was discovered by a municipal employee. The cover was lifted entirely off one of the graves. Police chief Alfred Bickel said a forensic unit was seeking fingerprints and other evidence at the scene. In addition, a swastika was carved at the entrance to a Christian cemetery nearby....
  • Vt. Teen Accused of Stealing Corpse's Head

    04/13/2005 9:27:38 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 25 replies · 807+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | 4/13/05 | n/a
    Vt. Teen Accused of Stealing Corpse's Head By Associated Press April 13, 2005, 8:01 AM EDT MORRISVILLE, Vt. -- A 17-year-old Morrisville youth was being held on $100,000 bail after police said he raided a tomb in a cemetery and removed a head from a corpse. "We had a person voice their concerns about information they had heard on the street," said Chief Richard Keith of the Morristown Police Department. Keith said police at first could not believe what they had heard. But when they went to Morrisville Cemetery and investigated, they found that someone had broken into a tomb,...
  • Sacred items stolen from church {media report on Desecration of Holy Family Catholic Church)

    03/17/2005 11:01:18 AM PST · by St. Johann Tetzel · 8 replies · 303+ views
    The Tribune Democrat ^ | Wednesday, March 16, 2005 | TOM LAVIS
    Sacred items stolen from churchBy TOM LAVISTHE TRIBUNE-DEMOCRATSEWARD - Parishioners and clergy of Holy Family Catholic Church in Seward remain shocked and bewildered at the sacrilege perpetrated against their church.On the night of March 10, someone entered the church and unbolted the tabernacle from the table behind the altar.The thief unfastened the 18-inch bronze box from the wall and table and disappeared. Nothing else was taken.Inside the tabernacle were two ciboria - vessels containing wafers of holy altar bread which, at the consecration of the Mass, Catholics consider the body of Christ. After Mass, the unused Eucharist, in the ciborium,...
  • Prayer Request: Desecration of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Diocese of Greensburg

    03/14/2005 3:22:18 PM PST · by St. Johann Tetzel · 19 replies · 444+ views
    Holy Family Parish, Seward, Diocese of Greensburg PA ^ | parish member, Holy Family Church, via email
    In the early hours of Friday morning March 11th (e.g., sometime after midnight on Thursday), [someone] went into our church, ripped out the Tabernacle, and stole it with Jesus in it!!!!! [the Holy Eucharist was reserved in the Tabernacle] Please spread the word asking others to pray for three intentions: (1) to make reparation for this horrible crime, (2) for the repentance and conversion of those who did this, and (3) for the recovery of the consecrated Hosts. Thank you! Sincerely in Christ, [a parish member, Holy Family Church, via email]
  • Somalis build mosque on cemetery (Atrocities Alert)

    01/26/2005 9:50:40 AM PST · by Cornpone · 27 replies · 944+ views
    BBC World News ^ | 26 Jan 2005 | BBC News
    Somali militiamen have begun building a mosque on the site of an Italian colonial-era cemetery in Mogadishu, which they desecrated last week. The BBC's Mohammed Olad Hassan saw a small corrugated metal structure amid the coffins which litter the area. He says the capital has been very tense since the armed militia group occupied the cemetery last week. The Italian government has described the graves' desecration as barbaric. The decision to build a mosque has been condemned by many local residents, as well as by local Islamic authorities. Remains dumped The militia exhumed the human remains of some 700 graves...
  • Cathedral Damaged In Apparent Anti-Gay Exorcism

    11/24/2004 9:25:38 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 244 replies · 6,548+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | November 24, 2004 | Herón Márquez Estrada
    An informal exorcism performed at the Cathedral of St. Paul this month was more profane than sacred and was directed toward gay Catholics, police and church authorities said Tuesday. They said the ritualistic sprinkling of blessed oil and salt around the church and in donation boxes amounted to costly vandalism and possibly even a hate crime. The damage was discovered Nov. 7 after the noon mass, and after words were exchanged between members of the Rainbow Sash Alliance, a gay rights group, and the opposing group, Catholics Against Sacrilege.
  • Veterans notes see that the American Flag is protected

    11/14/2004 3:39:29 AM PST · by BellStar · 28 replies · 785+ views
    The Moberly Monitor_index ^ | Nov 04 | David Shafer - Kevin Bartholmey
    News Veterans notes Last week we showed you the strong words American Legion National Commander, Tom Cadmus, had for Congress and their inaction during this session. Now Commander Cadmus has additional strong words for the leadership of the U.S. Senate on both sides of the aisle. As most citizens know The American Legion has been working to see that the American Flag is protected from desecration by enactment of a constitutional amendment. All 50 states have voted to ask Congress for a chance to vote on a constitutional amendment to protect the flag. Public opinion polls taken yearly have shown...
  • Animal Extremists blamed for grave robbery of woman's body

    10/12/2004 5:58:33 AM PDT · by tjwmason · 8 replies · 985+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 12 October, 2004 | Nick Britten
    Animal Extremists blamed for grave robbery of woman's bodyBy Nick Britten(Filed: 12/10/2004) People who desecrated the grave of an 82-year-old woman in what is believed to be an animal rights protest also stole most of her corpse. It was thought at first that the body of Gladys Hammond had been dug up and tampered with. But detectives disclosed that many bones had been removed. Witnesses saw two men acting suspiciously around the grave at St Peter's Church in Yoxall, Staffs, on Wednesday. Mrs Hammond, who died seven years ago, is the mother-in-law of Chris Hall, who with his brothers, John...
  • 9/11 Memorial Vandalized at the University of Tennessee

    09/09/2004 2:18:59 PM PDT · by johnnyb325 · 17 replies · 949+ views
    John Brown's Blog ^ | 09/09/2004 | John Brown
    As hard as it may be to believe, the 9/11 memorial placed on campus here at UT Tuesday night has been vandalized. Apparently, some cowardly and despicable individuals snuck onto the amphitheater Wednesday night and removed all 3,000 flags. They moved them to Humanities Plaza (about 100 yards away) and replanted them, spelling out "The World Suffers." They also chalked various antiwar and anti-Bush slogans on the buildings and on the pavement - in direct violation of University rules. Fortunately, we were on top of this by 8 am. We quickly washed away the libelous cliches, and returned the flags...
  • St. Joseph's Oratory in Montral Under Threat of Desecration

    08/06/2004 11:28:40 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 7 replies · 609+ views
    e-mail | August 2004 | n/a
    J.M.J. HELP US SAVE ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY FROM PAGAN INFLUENCE!! A scandal is scheduled to take place at the famous shrine, St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, Canada on August 14, 2004. A man named Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - who is the "founder of the Art of Living Foundation, a United Nations - non-governmental organization" is scheduled to speak, teach and/or do meditation in the Basilica (we found this out by calling the number on a flyer).! We were unable to find this information on the web site of St. Joseph's Oratory. The word was spread by means of flyers...
  • DJ Fired for Celebrating Reagan's Death DJ Fired for Celebrating Reagan's Death

    06/11/2004 10:14:03 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 65 replies · 458+ views
    MyWay ^ | 6-11-04 | SPENCER SHROYER
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A college disc jockey who was initially fired after devoting a radio show to celebrating the death of Ronald Reagan will be reassigned to another job until he can respond to complaints about his actions, officials said Friday. Scott Hornyak, a 28-year-old undergraduate at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was told Friday that he was fired from his paid position as business manager at KSUA-FM, a student-run station. A university spokeswoman later said the firing was premature and the decision was rescinded until Hornyak had a chance to respond to complaints about the Sunday show. "The...
  • Soldiers' graves draw mob fury (Palestinians desecrate British War cemetery)

    05/10/2004 3:44:21 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 8 replies · 115+ views
    The Times ^ | By Ian MacKinnon and Alan Hamilton
    THE images are too strong, and doubts about their authenticity too late. Pictures of British soldiers allegedly mistreating Iraqi prisoners have already drawn the retribution of the mob. While Geoff Hoon, the Defence Secretary, questioned the pictures’ veracity yesterday and the Daily Mirror abandoned its previously bullish confidence that they were genuine, a group of Palestinian men did not wait to debate the fine detail. They burst into one of the few havens of peace in the Gaza Strip and desecrated dozens of British soldiers’ graves that had lain untroubled for 87 years. Brandishing shovels, axes and AK47 assault rifles,...