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2 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 12:09PM #1
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Recently a mosque has been firebombed in Belgium. The Imam died trying to douse the flames.
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2 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 12:38PM #2
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A perfect example of rising christian intolerance and hatred.

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2 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 12:46PM #3
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Mar 13, 2012 -- 12:38PM, mountain_man wrote:


A perfect example of rising christian intolerance and hatred.





News reports say the perpetrator was a Muslim.


www.voanews.com/english/news/europe/Musl...


One does not have to be a Christian to hate Muslims.

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2 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 1:08PM #4
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It was probably an anti-shite attack by a sunni.  But the news reports don't go into that much detail.


It is sad about the Imam.  He is supposed to be 47 which means he probably has young children at home. 

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2 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 1:10PM #5
Erey
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Mar 13, 2012 -- 12:38PM, mountain_man wrote:


A perfect example of rising christian intolerance and hatred.





Why would you say that?  The attacker could have almost more easily been a atheist.  In this case it was a muslim.


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2 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 1:35PM #6
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Mar 13, 2012 -- 1:08PM, Erey wrote:


It was probably an anti-shite attack by a sunni.  But the news reports don't go into that much detail.


It is sad about the Imam.  He is supposed to be 47 which means he probably has young children at home.



You're spot on, Erey. According to the BBC the arsonist is a Salafist (a very conservative Sunni sect). The Imam's name was reported to be Abdallah Dadou and he had four children. Link

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2 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 1:39PM #7
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General Anti-Religious Bigotry comes in ALL Flavours, eh ... ???


Mar 13, 2012 -- 12:38PM, mountain_man wrote:


A perfect example of rising christian intolerance and hatred.





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2 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 3:20PM #8
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Mar 13, 2012 -- 12:46PM, Roodog wrote:

News reports say the perpetrator was a Muslim.


That appears to be the case.


One does not have to be a Christian to hate Muslims.


It helps. There is an anti-Muslim hate filled hysteria running through Europe lately.

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2 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 9:17PM #9
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Mar 13, 2012 -- 3:20PM, mountain_man wrote:


Mar 13, 2012 -- 12:46PM, Roodog wrote:

News reports say the perpetrator was a Muslim.


That appears to be the case.


One does not have to be a Christian to hate Muslims.


It helps. There is an anti-Muslim hate filled hysteria running through Europe lately.





Belgium is not a hotbed of religion.

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2 years ago  ::  Mar 13, 2012 - 9:28PM #10
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"Belgium is not a hotbed of religion."


 


Indeed, but all it takes is two muslims of different sects. Or one muslim and some other theist. Or a christian and some other person. Or . . .

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