Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims angry over an alleged derogatory photo of the Islamic holy book Quran on Facebook set fires in at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes near the southern border with Myanmar, authorities said Sunday.
Let’s see if this gets a fraction of the press that Buddhist riots over the Muslim rape Jihad did.
Police say the children in Kenya were at a Sunday school service at Saint Polycarp Church in Nairobi when someone hurled a grenade into the building.
“We were just worshipping God in church when we suddenly heard an explosion and people started running for their lives but unfortunately we came to realize that the explosion had injured some kids who were taken to hospital and unfortunately one succumbed,” said worshipper Irene Wambui.
Prrime Minister Raila Odinga suggested the attacks were meant to spark tensions between Muslims and Christians. And he said the violence stemmed from terrorism, not religious conflict.
Raila Odingo is Obama’s cousin.
Then in a truly extraordinary display of the religious respectfulness that Muslims are known for, Muslims ransacked a Hindu temple and found themselves on the wrong end of blasphemy charges.
The Shri Krishna Bhagwan Mandir, located in the Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Karachi, was vandalised by a mob rallying against the anti-Islam film ‘Innocence of Muslims’. They also ransacked nearby houses where members of the Hindu community reside, and looted jewellery and other valuables.
In the single-room temple, destroyed sculptures of Hindu gods lay scattered. Too devastated to pick up the smashed pieces, its caretaker Maharaj Sunda cried, “I devoted my life to serve the gods, and seeing them like this makes me wish for death.” When the attack took place at 8:30 am, the Maharaj was tending to animals near the temple. Frightened screams from within the temple brought him running back.
When he entered the temple, a scene of chaos greeted him. Six statues of Hindu gods were destroyed. An infuriated mob of 150 people, carrying rocks and sticks, had barged in chanting ‘Allah hu Akbar’, and took away gold adornments from the four-foot statues before smashing them to the ground. Worth more than Rs1 Lakh each, the sculptures were brought from India when the temple was made in 2000.
We could call these Muslims savages, but Mona Eltahawy would try to hack the site and then whine about freedom of expression when she is arrested.
Obviously Muslim savages trashing a Hindu temple has nothing to do with “Innocence of Muslims”. It’s a freelance excuse for Muslims to hurt people and then cry that they are the real victims.
In the Muslim world, Muslim respect for religion remains a real problem and a real threat to the religious freedom of all non-Muslims.