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Vandals forced Cardiff mosque to shut

via. IslamophobiaWatch

A Cardiff mosque has been forced to close after being smashed up by intruders. Police are investigating after the Rabbaniah Islamic Cultural Centre suffered thousands of pounds of damage after burglars pulled down the ceiling and ripped charity boxes from the walls.

The cultural centre in Grangetown was completely wrecked by the intruders who stole at least £4,000 of money stored in charity collection boxes and locked safes containing wages for staff.

The burglars first broke into the main hall but then rampaged through the mosque and cultural centre – tearing down the internal roof to get up to the office on the first floor. Computers were stamped on, CCTV cameras were pulled from the walls and doors have been kicked through.

Mr Farid said there was hope the vandals would be caught because despite the CCTV cameras being taken the hard drives still remained. South Wales Police say they are investigating and are appealing for information.

ITV News, 16 September 2014

See also “Cardiff burglars ransack Rabbaniah Islamic Cultural Centre”, BBC News, 16 September 2014

And “Rabbaniah Islamic Cultural Centre suffers thousands of pounds of damage in ‘devastating’ Cardiff raid”, Wales Online, 15 September 2014

Rabbaniah Islamic Cultural Centre vandalism (3)

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  • Anonymous

    I know a perfect name for those assholes: Shit

  • Tarig Musa

    Don’t forget that Islam would be blamed even without any evidence that the perpetrators were muslim.

  • JD

    France is ditching the ‘Islamic State’ name — and replacing it with a label the group hates

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/09/17/france-is-ditching-the-islamic-state-name-and-replacing-it-with-a-label-the-group-hates/

    From the start, exactly what to call the extremist Islamist group
    that has taken over much of Syria and Iraq has been problematic. At
    first, many called it the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
    However, due to differences over how the name should be translated from the Arabic, some (including the U.S. government) referred to them as ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

    To
    make matters more complicated, the group later announced that it
    should simply be called the “Islamic State” – a reference to the idea
    that the group was breaking down state borders to form a new caliphate. A
    number of media groups, including The Post, the Associated Press and,
    eventually, the New York Times, adopted this name, while others stuck
    with ISIS and ISIL.

    Now the French have added another
    complication. On Monday, the French government released a statement that
    included a reference to the group under a different name: “Daesh.”

    France
    had hinted that it would begin using this term – how the group is
    referred to in much of the Arab world – before, but this week appears to
    be the first time that the country has used it in official
    communications.

    “This is a terrorist group and not a state,” Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters last week, according to France 24.
    “I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the
    lines between Islam, Muslims and Islamists. The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’
    and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats.’ ”

    That logic
    is certainly understandable, and the French aren’t alone in bristling at
    the idea that an extremist group gets to take the moniker “Islamic
    State.”

    Last month, Egypt’s leading Islamic authority, Dar
    al-Ifta, called on the world’s media to stop using the term, instead
    suggesting a new term: “al-Qaeda Separatists in Iraq and Syria” or QSIS.
    “The initiative by Dar al-Ifta came to express the institution’s
    rejection of many stereotypes that attach the name of Islam to bloody
    and violent acts committed by such groups,” Ibrahim Negm, an adviser to
    Egyptian grand mufti Shawqi Allam, told al-Arabiya News.

    And
    a group of British imans recently called on British Prime Minister
    David Cameron to stop calling the group “Islamic State,” making a
    request for a new moniker, “Un-Islamic State,” instead. “We do not
    believe the terror group responsible should be given the credence and
    standing they seek by styling themselves Islamic State,” a letter sent
    from the imans to Cameron read, according to the Guardian. “It is neither Islamic, nor is it a state.

  • Yausari

    Not again…

  • Tanveer ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Khan

    Rabbaniovich?

  • mindy1

    Aww :((( there should be a fund to help it-post if one turns up

  • Jekyll

    Bet if it was Rabbaniovich Center, this would not happen or if it did, there would be an national uproar.
    So were they just stelain and wheelin or did they target because there were too many Muslims in Cardiff ?

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