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Fascists desecrate Meximieux mosque

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Fascists desecrate Meximieux mosque

The Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en France reports that the Islamic Cultural Centre at Meximieux in the Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France has been defaced by fascists.

A swastika and a Celtic cross were sprayed on the front of the building.

The CCIF notes that this is the fifth desecration of the Meximieux mosque since 2012.

Le Progrès adds that over recent days a number of such far-right symbols have also appeared in l’Ain, Belley, Châtillon-la-Palud and Pérouges.

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  • Friend of Bosnia

    Yes, even the most humble and unassuming ones. But what do you do, for example, when at one place a mosque was torn down and an Orthodox church built on the spot? Oh, they relocated the church some years back and rebuilt the mosque, so in some way justice was done – but not quite. The Muslim community had to py for both, relocation of the church, and rebuildig the mosque, they were not compensated for damages.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Well, if, as you say, your daughter was horrified by teh Bosnian War, why not modify your itinerary a little bit; you should, i you can arrange it, visit Sarajevo, Mostar, Travnik, but don’t stay overnight at Visegrad. Visit Srebrenica and the memorial at Potocari instead. It should take you 4 days at most. Talk to the people, many speak English. Nevertheless a trip through Hungary and Serbia shoud be instructive too. Just keep your eyes well open. Then make up your mind.
    In any case, enjoy yourself.
    As for the cetniks, that’s how they style themselves. As freedom fighters when in truth many are just robbers, rapists and murderers. Oh well, not all Serbs are cetniks. I do try to make that distinction. With some Serbs you can talk quite reasonably; but be careful, some are quite fierce birds when aroused.

  • sirernestbarker

    Hi and thank you for your heartfelt reply to my earlier entreaties. I am sure you know far more than I do about the recent Balkan conflicts, and the proud history of the region: Croats, Slovenians, Bosnian Muslims, Kosovo denizens (Kosovars?) as well as Christian Serbs, Macedonians and Montenegrins. It’s a wild coincidence that you reached out because it so happens that I am leaving Tuesday with wife and daughter for two week Central Europe/Balkans vacation, itinerary being Budapest→ Szeged (Hungary)→Belgrade→Ljubjana→Ptuj (Slovenia)→Budapest

    We have no particular family or cultural ties there and the idea sprung from my daughter, who is in first year of college (McGill U) and an avid history buff. She was particularly moved by the horrific facts of the Bosnian war heightened by the knowledge that the victims and participants were her contemporaries and scandalized that armed hostilities of that magnitude in present day Europe was NOT taught or even alluded to in high school.

    Do you have any recommendations?

    I leave out for now my response to the your fierce and bitter tough-talk (and thank you for the new-word-of-the-day -renitent: unconstrained; recalcitrant; incorrigible – did I get the sense?) re “cetniks” whom I assume are Bosnian Serbs, other than to say that in general a party uninvolved in a rancorous dispute can often see both parties have legit grievances and perhaps unjustified claims and an inaccurate narrative coupled with inappropriate (outsized) or erroneous (in the fullness of time) confidence in their narrative or belief.

    ‘stall for now
    ciao

  • Friend of Bosnia

    As long as they aren’t genocidals I think we can get along or at least agree to disagree. But as soon as genocide comes into it, no, there can be no compromise. Coulkd there ever be a compromise between a Holocaust survivor and a former SS man? I think not. After the Bosniak people went through a Holocaust of its own (oh, not with gas chambers that’s for sure, but I think 60.000 killed out of a total of 2 million people is just as bad as 6 million out of 17 million people); seeing that itz haqppens to the Rohingya in Burma as well, and to others; just because they are Muslims; and then somebody comes along, makes fun at and insukts teh victims of such genocide, becoming thus a genocidal himself, you will understand that as for me and the anti-Bosniak or anti-Muslim genocidals, “none can live as long as the other survives.” They are mad dogs, they have resigned from th ehuman race, they have forfeited all their rights, they should not walk this earth, their abode is Hell and it’s indeed the duty of any honest and decent person to do just that.
    At one time, I don’t know if it was George W. Patton, or Winston Churchill, proposed that all captured German officers from the rank of captain upwards, should be summarily executed, and nobody objected at the time to that. I too believe that there are people of a certain rank or function who should likewise not be spared.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Not to forget cetnik fat cakers like Jacob R.
    Indeed dialogue with such people, with genocidals is impossible. How can you shake hands with someone who refuses to unclench his fists?

    I think who makes genocidal hate speech is as guilty of genocide as if he had actually been in Bosnia-Herzegovina or in Rwanda and actually pulled the trigger on someone or slit someone’s throat. Sometimes I have the notion that the only way to make such genocidals let go of their evil ideas is to blow out their brains. Sure, I will not go out and shoot somebody. I’m not a terrorist or a murderer after all.

    But let me assure you, if ever they try to complete the partition of Bosnia, it will be war and I’ll be there. As for any cetnik who should then fall in my hands, it will be the end of the road for them. Rest assured, I will feel nothing about them, just the recoil of my gun. I thought if I ever have to do anybody harm I will feel regret and remorse. Like I always thought that if by any misfortune I should happen to shoot an innocent man his image will haunt me for the rest of my life. Not here. Not for a certified renitent and remorseless cetnik. Hope this Jacob R. character is among them. Nothing shall remain of them for their next of kin to grieve over.
    But hate a Serb just because he is a Serb? Right, I don’t do that. At least I try.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Gosh, I wonder as what I qualify.
    In truth, out of necessity I am a very pacifist person. However, when I read some posts, I really wish I was not as slightly built as I am; like it would be better if I was two heads taller than I am (would be about 2 meters); and not slightly built with it; one meter across at the shoulders; arms like most others have legs; hands big as manhole covers and able to make apple juice by just squeezing them in my hand; Third Dan Karate; and quick with a gun and a knife too even though able to kill with bare hands; in short, as intimidating as Luca Brasi and then some. Because this is an utterly evil and violent world we live in, where the existence of most is “nasty, brutish and short.”
    At least I do not harbor nor follow genocidal thoughts. So I think at least I’m morally superior to those who do.

  • Anonymous

  • Iman

    Mosques are destroyed too. It’s a war . People are dying who are more important than buildings.

  • Lynchpin

    I think I agree, not too many middle-grounders.

  • John Smith

    I think you missed the mission statement of this website which is to “monitor and expose the web’s plethora of anti-Muslim loons, wackos, and conspiracy theorists.”

    Nice try though.

  • mindy1

    :((( Houses of worship should be sacred

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