We got problems in Europe.....

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Bro. Curtis, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Bro. Curtis

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    Police risked offending delicate religious sensitivities by raiding the Finsbury Park mosque, but their actions were justified by the mini-arsenal of weapons, terrorist paraphernalia and forged passports they found inside.

    Operation Mermant, which began in the early hours of January 20 2003, involved scores of officers in body armour using battering rams to enter the building.

    Full details of what they discovered during three days of searches can only be revealed today following the conclusion of Abu Hamza's trial on race hate charges.

    The stash of equipment included chemical warfare protection suits, or NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) suits, as they are technically known....

    ...Hamza condemned the raid, accusing the police and Government of adopting "Rambo-style" tactics, describing it as "provocative", "silly" and "illogical". Other Muslim leaders also criticised the manner of the operation.

    It has been alleged that Hamza rose to prominence at the mosque by bullying and intimidating the trustees, driving away moderate Muslims.

    He provoked outrage with his speeches supporting al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and the September 11 attacks. He even once described the American shuttle disaster as a "punishment from Allah".

    Following an investigation by the Charity Commission, the cleric was suspended from his post there in April 2002, but was not formally dismissed until February the following year. The commission concluded that Hamza had used it for "personal and political, rather than charitable, purposes".

    The mosque, which is officially known as the North London Central Mosque, was closed and boarded up for several months following the police raid....


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  2. Johnv

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    Why can't Muslims in Europe behave like most Muslims in the US? "Yeah, I found the cartoons offensive. Please pass the beer nuts". Are we really the only country that comprehends free speech?

    note added: Sorry, I realized after posting that the OP had nothing to do with the Mohammed cartoons. I just assumed. You know what heppens when you assume???
     
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    Just wait. If this isn't asking for trouble in London, I don't know what is:

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    Christians have no problem with churches that are breaking the law being searched, Muslims should be the same way. I would have a problem if they are using tear gas like they did in Waco or shooting innocent muslim women as they did in Idaho. But this seems to be a legal search of property.
     
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    Will they also build a church for Christian worshippers ?
     
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    The mosque in question would be built with private funds on private land. There's already a mosque near the area.
     

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