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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:19 PM
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Four Beaten in Manchester Mosque Attack
From Zaman Online:

The Eccles Mosque in Manchester, England was attacked and four people from the congregation were beaten.

After the incident, which occurred on Saturday evening, police arrested a 37-year-old man from Eccles and a 19-year-old man from Davyhulme and questioned them on suspicion of aggravated assault.

--snip--


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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:04 PM
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1. Did they mistake the congregation for a queue at a football game
That's "soccer game" to most USAmericans.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:21 PM
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2. This is very sad - violence is not going to solve anything.
I am glad they caught the perpetrators.

Unfortunately, I think we may see more of this kind of thing throughout Europe. I think it's the politicians and the extremist Mullah's that are fanning the flames of discontent in both populations - not that there aren't some serious cultural problems to be solved - but this isn't the way to do it.
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:38 PM
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3. oh i dunno...
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 07:39 PM by Teaser
I've used violence to solve quite a few problems.

I solved an eighth grade bully with violence.

And I solved a threatening drunk with violence.

And once or twice I've solved a belligerent conservative family member with violence.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:27 PM
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6. Not in the long run - the rage and the attacks will escalate
between Muslims and Non-Muslims until it erupts into civil war. Unless both parties take action to stop the violence and come to some sort of understanding, it will continue until it's out of control.

I think the problem is that everyone wants to blame one side OR the other. Until both sides admit that they each have some part in the escalating violence, it won't stop. This could have been a response to young (white) schoolboy (15) in Scotland who was stabbed and set on fire until he burned to death as a victim of a racially motivated attack. It's becoming a tinderbox.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:42 PM
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7. What is the story about the Scottish boy?
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 07:54 AM
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9. Here it is - poor kid...
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Lurking Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:00 AM
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10. Horrific.
That poor child.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:10 PM
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12. Damn.... n/t
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:06 PM
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13. I guess I should say "thank you" for the link since I asked for it.
That was a HORRIBLE story! It never ceases to amaze me the level of depravity that exists in our species!
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 04:37 PM
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14. There seems to be an epidemic of cowardice in the world with
so many taking their rage out on children. Apparently, Kriss screamed "I'm only 15, I didn't do anything." as he was being abducted, according to a bystander. I think the trial for this case has brought up new outrage considering the details.
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:51 PM
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4. Bigger and better link.
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/226/22617...

"THUGS burst into a mosque and savagely attacked the imam and several others as they prayed.

"One man was taken to hospital and at least three others were also hurt at the Eccles and Salford Islamic Centre.

"The attack happened as members of the mosque were taking part in prayers for Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic year.

"The thugs shouted racist abuse as they lashed out at the congregation - punching and kicking anyone they came across...."

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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:59 PM
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5. "Blimey gov'nor
we thought it were a football stadium an them were eytalians!"
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:49 PM
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8. Muslims have it really bad in Europe
my cousin is in England right now. went there a few months ago. says a lot of people make fun of Muslims there and that it's much worse than in the United States.

while in the US you will see Muslims hanging out with different groups , especially the younger generations. in Europe it's different. a real division.
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geek tragedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:20 AM
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11. Who wants to bet they're BNP members? eom
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