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Racist vandals hit Muslim community centre

Racist vandals hit Muslim community centre

Vandals struck at a Preston community centre and daubed the walls with racist graffiti. The Hamaara Centre, at the rear of Castleton Road, Deepdale, Preston, was broken into and windows and furniture were smashed by the offenders.

The centre, which is run by Preston Muslim Forum, is used for English classes, youth clubs and mother and toddler groups.

The vandals are believed to have entered the premises using the rear shutter and they caused extensive damage including the smashing of windows and damaging the table tennis table, snooker table, storage cupboard and furniture and toys used by the mother and toddler group.

Paint was also sprayed on the walls and racist graffiti including the Nazi Swastika symbols was scrawled all over the walls.

Lancashire Evening Post, 28 May 2012


  1. This world will never change, I’m sorry.

  2. These hate-filled jerks are pathetic. Talk about some ugly karma.

  3. Sad!!!!!

  4. Let’s terminate Islamophobia.

  5. Let’s terminate Islamophobia.

  6. it is unfortunate that people cannot “live and let live” I am buddhist in a mostly christian society-I get the same discrimation, and my husband hates it when I post things that go against the majority-too bad-I am opinionated and outspoken! Be yourself, no matter what!!!~

  7. Even though I have absolutely nothing to do with anyone of this stupid, racist, bigoted mindset, I still always feel compelled to say “I’m sorry.” I don’t know, maybe as an American, maybe just as one human being who has been the target of racism to another…I’m sorry.

  8. This makes me very sad for our nation. This is reprehensible!!!

  9. This behavior is truly reprehensible. I am sorry that it happened and would stop this kind of hatelful activilty, if I could.

  10. Why do people love to spread hate? I’m not muslim but I respect their choice and the right to not be harassed…when will people realize we all bleed red?

  11. Quick question: Was our 2nd President a victim of Islamophobia when he wrote, way back in 1826, the following?
    “In the seventh century of the Christian era a wandering Arab, of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combing the powers of transcendent genius with the preternatural energy of a fanatic and the fraudulent spirit of an imposter, proclaimed himself as a messenger from heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. Adopting, from the sublime conception of the Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God, he connected indissolubly with it the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle. Adopting from the new revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life, and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of the sexual passion. He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war as part of his religion against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust; to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature. Between these two religions, thus contrasted in the characters, a war of more than twelve hundred years has already raged. That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extincture of that imposture, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man. While the merciless and dissolute are encouraged to furnish motives to human action, there never can be peace on earth and good will toward men. The hand of Ishmael will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.” – President John Adams, originally published in The American Annual Register for 1827—1829 (NY 1830)

    Now keep in mind, a PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES said these words, long before the word Islamophobia EVER came into existence.

  12. My apologizes. The above quote is attributed to President John QUINCY Adams, son of John, and 6th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

  13. Whoever is doing this is ignorant and a loser…Got to remember he or she will get their share and it won’t be good….

  14. The perps will be prosecuted. In muslim lands you can burst into a Mass and kill half the congregation with impunity.

  15. sad that the brits fought so valiantly against the nazis. but now they seem to think they would be better off if the nazis had won the war.

    so can any muslim answer the simple question as to if they support sharia? the silence is deafening.

  16. Debra Tokar

    “maybe as an American,” do you think this took place in america?

    “The Hamaara Centre, at the rear of Castleton Road, Deepdale, Preston” sounds pretty british to me. just because the website is “americans against islamophobia” it doesn’tmean most of the stories are out of america. in fact thay are mostly out of britian and some from other european countries. son’t lwt the spin fool ya.

  17. Kristina Martinez,

    the muslims will make you bleed red. well maybe not you but me.

    “Why do people love to spread hate? ” so did muhammad spread hate?


    سورة أنزلناها وفرضناها وأنزلنا فيها آيات بينات لعلكم تذكرون

    [This is] a surah which We have sent down and made [that within it] obligatory and revealed therein verses of clear evidence that you might remember.


    الزانية والزاني فاجلدوا كل واحد منهما مائة جلدة ولا تأخذكم بهما رأفة في دين الله إن كنتم تؤمنون بالله واليوم الآخر وليشهد عذابهما طائفة من المؤمنين

    The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse – lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah , if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.


    الزاني لا ينكح إلا زانية أو مشركة والزانية لا ينكحها إلا زان أو مشرك وحرم ذلك على المؤمنين

    The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers.

    100 lashes sounds hateful to to me. at lest painful.

    how about stoning someone to death?

    Volume 8, Book 82, Number 815:

    Narrated Abu Huraira and Zaid bin Khalid:

    While we were with the Prophet , a man stood up and said (to the Prophet ), “I beseech you by Allah, that you should judge us according to Allah’s Laws.” Then the man’s opponent who was wiser than him, got up saying (to Allah’s Apostle) “Judge us according to Allah’s Law and kindly allow me (to speak).” The Prophet said, “‘Speak.” He said, “My son was a laborer working for this man and he committed an illegal sexual intercourse with his wife, and I gave one-hundred sheep and a slave as a ransom for my son’s sin. Then I asked a learned man about this case and he informed me that my son should receive one hundred lashes and be exiled for one year, and the man’s wife should be stoned to death.” The Prophet said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, I will judge you according to the Laws of Allah. Your one-hundred sheep and the slave are to be returned to you, and your son has to receive one-hundred lashes and be exiled for one year. O Unais! Go to the wife of this man, and if she confesses, then stone her to death.” Unais went to her and she confessed. He then stoned her to death.

  18. I hate it when people are so dishonourable! God bless those who suffered from this attack and may there be an outpouring of love from their neighbors, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

  19. Clark, it’s not hate if he didn’t hurt people with it, until that point it’s just a religious superiority complex. Doesn’t make him right though by saying it, considering the fact that people could be lynched back then for saying the same things about Jesus. Personally I think all religion is BS. Bet I’dve been lynched back then as well.

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