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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:59 AM
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500 Muslim Soldiers' Tombs Desecrated In France

500 Muslim Soldiers' Tombs Desecrated In France

December 8, 2008 10:55 AM EST | AP


A Nazi swastika symbol is seen among desecrated tombs in the Muslim section of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette military cemetery near Arras, northern France, Monday Dec. 8, 2008. Officials say that several hundred tombs of Muslim soldiers who fought in World War I, have been desecrated in northern France in an act the French president denounces as "repugnant racism". The desecration comes at the start of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. There is no translation for the letters which mark the tombstones.(AP Photo/Michel Spingler)


PARIS Vandals desecrated at least 500 tombs of Muslim soldiers in northern France on Monday _ an act President Nicolas Sarkozy denounced as "repugnant racism."

The desecration near the town of Arras appeared timed with the start of Eid al-Adha, the most important holiday in the Muslim calendar.

The administration for the Pas-de-Calais region said the damaged tombs were in the Muslim section of the Notre-Dame-de-Lorette cemetery, a well-groomed burial ground for World War I soldiers. Some had swastikas scrawled on the tombstone, others had lettering whose meaning was unclear.

There are 576 graves in the Muslim section of the cemetery, where more than 30,000 soldiers are buried.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/08/500-muslim-sol...
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amdezurik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:02 PM
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1. ah those sweet peace-loving christians
at awork again...
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:12 PM
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5. Nazis are Christians?
Really? How?

Not to stick up for Phelps and the Talibornagains but they don't seem to be at fault here nor does Catholicism or Mainstream Protestantism.
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amdezurik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:22 PM
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6. pretty much yeah
did you think they were muslim?

http://nobeliefs.com/speeches.htm
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:27 PM
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7. Quick call the Unitarian Universalists.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 12:30 PM by YOY
They clearly have Nazis among them! :sarcasm:

And here I thought that Nazis were developing their own religion to go with their cute little philosophy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Nazi_Germany

You know there's being a non-believer and there's being a "hater"...
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amdezurik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:42 PM
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8. logic is not your strong suit is it?
I guess you did not read the excerpts from his speeches at the link I gave which fairly clearly shows that you are not just incorrect, but are glorying in your wrongheadedness...

(a hint for you, citing a wiki is the first sign you are unable to provide reliable sources)
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:34 PM
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9. My logic is fine, and a hint for you.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 02:39 PM by YOY
Just because you're a non-believer as am I, doesn't mean that citing a non-believer blog is any better (and it is by far worse.) I've come to my conclusions on the matter of faith (or my lack thereof) on my own. I really don't need any site or book to back me up. A history book works fine especially one written (attemptedly so as it is nearly impossible) without bias or agenda.

Wikipedia works just fine...so sorry if you don't feel so. If you want to edit the page or create your own entry feel free to do so. If you can't take facts and need things described by only those who believe as you do then tough.

Hating is hating.

Nazis are nazis. I have yet to see any of them talking about Jesus in any way shape or form. Now Klansmen? They call themselves Christians all the time.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:02 PM
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2. That's repugnant
Even the most idiotic of racists should realize that those men died keeping the Germans out of France. If they can't respect their religion, at least respect that.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:37 PM
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10. You think the morons who did this ever read a history book?
:puke:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:04 PM
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3. Swastika - Ironic given that the Palestinians fought alongside the Axis
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:09 PM
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4. I'm an atheist
I've left my body to science when I die. I don't require any marker to remember me or my passing. However, I find desecrating the markers of those that want them to be a despicable act.
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:40 PM
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11. "repugnant racism"
Maybe not "racism," but definitely repugnant and bigoted! Big tough guys/gals have to take their fight to the dead. Cowards! What next? A nursery? (G-d, I hope not!)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:41 PM
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12. shame on them. k&r
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