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Bottle Filled with Acid Thrown at Full Time Islamic School in Illinois

13 August 2012 General 9 Comments Email This Post Email This Post

Bottle Filled with Acid Thrown at Full Time Islamic School in Illinois

We have received a tip from Loonwatcher Ali that another Muslim institution was attacked yesterday in a possible hate crime, this time in Lombard, Illinois. The prepetrators hurled a 7-Up bottled filled with acid at the school during Ramadan prayers.This is the second attack in as many days in Illinois and underscores a very quick rise in violence across the country.

This is the full text we received from Ali, apparently a press release from a Chicago based organization known as the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago:

Last night the College Preparatory School of America (CPSA), a full time Islamic school in Lombard IL and a member of the CIOGC had a 7-up bottle with acid and other materials thrown at the school during the night time Ramadan Prayers.   During the prayer worshippers heard a loud bang outside the school and went out to find an empty bottle thrown on the window of the school, there were no injuries.   Lombard police were contacted and a report has been filed, an investigation is in process.

“This is not an isolated incident, a few days ago another CIOGC member institution the Muslim education Center in Morton Grove, IL was also attacked” said CIOGC Associate Director Ahlam Jbara “It is election year and the fear mongering from elected officials such as Representative Joe Walsh creates hate in communities such as Lombard, IL”

Judy Levey, CEO at the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs said, “We are deeply concerned about the recent string of events, which violently target faith minorities, and Muslims in particular. Our own Jewish historical experience of being a minority has taught us of the dangers of stereotyping and demonization a vulnerable community. The Jewish community must not, and will not, stay silent.”

On Friday, August 10, 2012 CIOGC held an interfaith press conference calling on Representative Joe Walsh to retract his bigoted statement on Muslim Americans. The faith communities in Illinois stand together against injustices in our State.  We will not tolerate hate mongering; discrimination and personal campaign agenda’s that create division within our communities.

CIOGC urges DHS, Attorney General Office and other authorities to increase protection and investigation of these violent acts on Muslim institutions.

CIOGC urges Muslim institution to take extra precautions, be vigilent and recruit extra security.  Additionally, report the incident immediately to your local police departments and CIOGC.

UPDATE I: CBS confirms the incident

LOMBARD, Ill. (CBS) — An Islamic school in west suburban Lombard is at least the second Muslim institution to report an attack this past weekend.

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago says the College Preparatory School of America, an Islamic school at 331 W. Madison St. in Lombard, was subjected to vandalism on Sunday night.

The council says someone hurled a 7-Up bottle filled with acid and other unspecified materials at the school during the nighttime Ramadan prayers.

During the prayer session, worshipers heard a loud bang and went to find an empty bottle thrown on the window of the school. No one was injured.

No one was in custody as of just before noon Monday, and there were on suspects, Lombard police told CBS 2.



  1. There is too much hate in this country . Who is perpetrating it? Until it stops we are going to see more. Freedom of speech has been taken to far.

  2. There is too much hate in this country . Who is perpetrating it? Until it stops we are going to see more. Freedom of speech has been taken to far.

  3. how has freedom of speech been taken too far???????????? that makes no sense.

  4. “how has freedom of speech been taken too far”

    The OIC are fighting against freedom of speech, Cheryl Miles clearly agrees with them.

  5. clearly many muslims are anti freedom of speech. on this very site there have been several instances of muslims wanting to limit speech. but then again jane, i find many of the european laws about hate speech being anti free speech.

  6. Mike, I agree with you on that to an extent however the UK law also states:

    “Nothing in this Part shall be read or given effect in a way which prohibits or restricts discussion, criticism or expressions of antipathy, dislike, ridicule, insult or abuse of particular religions or the beliefs or practices of their adherents, or of any other belief system or the beliefs or practices of its adherents, or proselytising or urging adherents of a different religion or belief system to cease practising their religion or belief system.”

    The OIC are trying to have that changed to protect islam.

  7. thanks jane,

    did not know that. so religion or ideologies aren’t protect in your “hate speech” laws? good to know. so ya’ll just don’t allow for someone to say they don’t like a particular race? how about sexual orientation?

    yeah i’m somewhat familiar with resolution 16/18. jk. i just google it. but i have heard before about the oic wanting to outlaw blasphemy. crazy talk. looks like it has gotten through though?


  8. That was interesting Jane. Thanks for the comment.

  9. Mike and Jane

    Have you noticed the trolls in the comments sections, otherwise
    this is a great site

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