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Fucking Disgusting September 29, 2008

Filed under: Domestic Terrorism,Politics,Racism — theradicalnotion @ 4:53 pm
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A terrorist act committed mostly or exclusively by Muslims makes all the headlines, but apparently terrorism targeted specifically at Muslims is not worthy of mention.

I couldn’t find the following story at any of the major news sites (MSNBC, CNN, FOX); a Google search turned up nothing either in the way of national media, save for the omnipresent Blogs.

Chemical irritant empties Islamic Society of Greater Dayton’s mosque

Update: Islamic Society baffled by incident at worship service

By Kyle Nagel

Staff Writer

Saturday, September 27, 2008

DAYTON — Baboucarr Njie was preparing for his prayer session Friday night, Sept. 26, when he heard children in the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton coughing. Soon, Njie himself was overcome with fits of coughing and, like the rest of those in the building, headed for the doors.

[…]

Njie was one of several affected when a suspected chemical irritant was sprayed into the mosque at 26 Josie St., bringing Dayton police, fire and hazardous material personnel to the building at 9:48 p.m.

Someone “sprayed an irritant into the mosque,” Dayton fire District Chief Vince Wiley said, noting that fire investigators believe it was a hand-held spray can.

According to fire dispatch communications, a child reported seeing two men with a white can spraying something into a window. […]

The 300 or so inside were celebrating the last 10 days of Ramadan with dinner and a prayer session, but the prayer session was interrupted so those suffering from tearing, coughing and shortness of breath could receive treatment.

[…]

“It’s very disturbing,” Sabagh said. “Something like this has never happened before.”

I’ll say. Pretty reminiscent of the church bombing in Birmingham in 1963, though in this case, thank God, it appears no one was seriously injured. But part of what pisses me off so much is, I have said, the lack of national coverage. The above article is from the Dayton Daily News, a paper based in THE CITY WHERE IT HAPPENED. So, a racially and religiously-motivated terrorist attack – a large-scale hate crime, you could say – in a country where politicians keep insisting there has been no terrorism since since September 11, is relegated to the local rag.

And yes, I do realize that there are other record-breaking things going on right now, what with the Dow taking a nose-dive and the House voting ‘no’ on the bailout and people rioting in the streets and everyone on Main Street not knowing if they still have their house. And I’m not trying to minimize the importance of all those things – really. However, this doesn’t mean that human rights go by the wayside. When people are upset and uncertain and stressed because of outside factors (like financial instability), those who were already discriminated against bear the brunt of others’ frustration. So, expect to see a lot more stories about bigotry as the economy and government and what-have-you start to spiral out of control.

The last paragraph of the article is really what kills me. I mean, obviously it goes without saying that anybody who’d attack somebody who was in a religious building, who was minding their own fucking business, is somebody that is getting none of my sympathy. But I know there are people out there*, people who have their bigoted head firmly up their own or perhaps Michelle Malkin’s ass, who heard this story and thought – well, what if they deserved it? Perhaps the vigilantes were merely doing their part as patriotic, helpful Americans, saving us from the Islamic scourge and a second September 11th. Well, obviously, there’s nothing really to be done for these people, as they have lost all hope of rationality or compassion, but just as a little dig:

[…]Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. During the month, Muslims fast (do not eat) from sunrise to sunset. In the evening and in the morning before the sun comes up, they eat small meals. During this month, they take extra time for family, inner reflection, and spiritual growth.

Well thank God you broke THAT up, two anonymous men with hand-painted spray can.

Update: I’ve read in several posts by others that the room that the perpetrators actually sprayed the chemical into (from which it diffused into the rest of the mosque, presumably) was the baby room, where parents had left their small children to sleep while they attended a service. Let me offer a hearty “I hope you die alone” to the sickos that did this, and a jovial “Fuck you” to each of the major news networks/websites, who STILL, at 9:00 AM EST, have yet to mention this tragedy.

*This attack was almost certainly precipitated by the release of an inflammatory movie called “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against The West -apparently it came out the same day that this attack occurred. I have not had the great misfortune to view it yet, but it seems that this disgusting film could and should be the subject of its very own blog post someday.

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One Response to “Fucking Disgusting”

  1. […] other news, the saga of the mosque in Ohio that I wrote about last week continues. I learned from Latoya at Racialicious that, according to the local police, there is no […]


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