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Berlin’s largest mosque targeted in hate crime attack

Berlin’s largest mosque targeted in hate crime attack

Berlin’s largest mosque has been targeted in an Islamophobic attack in the German capital’s predominantly migrant district of Neukölln.

Unknown assailants threw several paint bombs at the Sehitlik mosque Saturday night. They also placed an insulting anti-Islam picture at the entrance to the building.

Berlin police said that a threatening letter had been sent to the mosque recently.

The Sehitlik mosque has been the target of four arson attacks over the past three years. Berlin mosques have been the scene of at least seven fire bombings since June 2010.

German Muslim leaders have time and again called for stepped up security measures for the country’s mosques and Islamic centers.

They also accuse the center-right government of Chancellor Angela Merkel of trying to downplay the danger of anti-Muslim crimes caused by the wave of Islamophobia in Germany.

Press TV, 9 April 2012

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8 Comments »

  1. Ignorant, hate-filled fools.

  2. Now tell me…is this news not worse than a poem by Gunter Grass..and so little publicity!

  3. What the fuck are you talking about Pauline??? How can compare the two? Not to mention Grass has every right to say Israel is a threat to world peace, as they are the ones wishing to invade another country.

  4. Jeeze Stefan, Israel is threatening to bomb Iran, but Iran is vowing to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. This has been their mantra for several years now. In the past it meant nothing because the nation was weak and posed no threat. Now, however, they are trying to develop Nuclear weapons which do make them a threat. The problem is Iran not Israel. Israel just plans to do something about it before they become a bigger problem.

  5. Now – criley401 – you would not be proposing the Grass’ freedom of speech be curtailed, would you?!

    Grass has every right to publish his poem and not suffer consequences for it – just as a certain Danish newspaper has the right to publish cartoons.

    Also – we see that the efforts of a Muslim preacher to pass out 25 million Korans is viewed as a security threat by German intelligence – the same German intelligence that failed (or overlooked) the killings of mainly Turkish shopkeepers and bomb attacks by the National Socialist Underground.

    It is clear that European governments regard Muslim communities as “suspect communities” and never as victim communities. This is biased and irresponsible governance that has no place in Western liberal democracies.

  6. spoken like a true anti-Semite Jew hater..

  7. everyone should read the koran. and the hadiths.

  8. Here is an unofficial translation of Guenter Grass’ poem, “What Must Be Said.”

    Why do I stay silent, conceal for too long
    What is obvious and has been
    Practiced in war games, at the end of which we as survivors
    Are at best footnotes.
    It is the alleged right to the first strike
    That could annihilate the Iranian people—
    Subjugated by a loud-mouth
    And guided to organized jubilation—
    Because in their sphere of power,
    It is suspected, a nuclear bomb is being built.
    Yet why do I forbid myself
    To name that other country
    In which, for years, even if secretly,
    There has been a growing nuclear potential at hand
    But beyond control, because not accessible to inspections?
    The universal concealment of these facts,
    To which my silence subordinated itself,
    I sense as an incriminating lie
    And coercion–the punishment is promised
    As soon as it is ignored;
    The verdict of “anti-Semitism” is familiar.
    Now, though, because in my country
    Which time and again has sought and confronted
    Its very own crimes
    That is without comparison
    In turn on a purely commercial basis, if also
    With nimble lips calling it a reparation, declares
    A further U-boat should be delivered to Israel,
    Whose specialty consists of guiding all-destroying warheads to where the existence
    Of a single atomic bomb is unproven,
    But fear wishes to be of conclusive evidence,
    I say what must be said.
    But why have I stayed silent until now?
    Because I thought my origin,
    Afflicted by a stain never to be expunged
    Forbade this fact as pronounced truth
    To be told to the nation of Israel, to which I am bound
    And wish to stay bound.
    Why do I say only now,
    Aged and with my last ink,
    The nuclear power Israel endangers
    The already fragile world peace?
    Because it must be said
    What even tomorrow may be too late to say;
    Also because we–as Germans burdened enough–
    Could become suppliers to a crime
    That is foreseeable, wherefore our complicity
    Could not be redeemed through any of the usual excuses.
    And granted: I am silent no longer
    Because I am tired of the West’s hypocrisy;
    In addition to which it is to be hoped
    That this will free many from silence,
    Appeal to the perpetrator of the recognizable danger
    To renounce violence and
    Likewise insist
    That an unhindered and permanent control
    Of the Israeli nuclear potential
    And the Iranian nuclear sites
    Be authorized through an international agency
    By the governments of both countries.
    Only this way are all, the Israelis and Palestinians,
    Even more, all people, that in this
    Region occupied by mania
    Live cheek by jowl among enemies,
    And also us, to be helped.

    eslporte, “Now – criley401 – you would not be proposing the Grass’ freedom of speech be curtailed, would you?!” where do you get that in criley’s comment?

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