(Of course the firebombing will show minimal damage and those who track these events very carefully will likely discover that most or all of them are by muslims and congregants themselves trying to turn the victim narrative around, as this happens pretty much every time public opinion turns against Islam and it recently happened in Sweden as well, where out of three mosques ‘attacked’ at least one of them turned out to have been a minor fire in the kitchen to which the fire department was denied access)
PARIS — Firebombs and pig heads thrown into mosques. Veiled women subjected to crude insults in the street. The Internet awash with threats against Muslims. Europe’s Muslims are feeling the heat of a fierce backlash following last week’s terror attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
A climate of fear is taking hold in Europe, as ordinary people increasingly heed rightist rhetoric equating the millions of peaceful Muslims with the few plotting murder and mayhem.
Abdallah Zekri, head of the National Observatory Against Islamophobia, said that in a 48-hour period after the Wednesday massacre at Charlie Hebdo, 16 places of worship around France were attacked by firebombs, gunshots or pig heads — a major insult to Muslims who don’t eat pork.
2. Press conference with English voice-over of the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo.
3. If this isn’t the last straw for anyone who still thinks maybe Obama is on our side, I would like to hear your reasoning.
Bahmani Ahmadi, of Benwell, Newcastle faces charges including transporting girls around the UK for sexual exploitation
5. Le Pen seeks return to internal EU border controls
Thank you Grace, M., Richard, and so many more. Its been a very busy day. But more to come.