View Full Version : Harass Local Muslims in Toronto?
09-15-2001, 10:52 PM
I'm now pissed off enough to start my first Pit thread.
I just heard on CTV Toronto local news that a [/b]Hindu temple[/b] burned in Hamilton today, and someone damaged a mosque nearby. There have been reports of Canadian Muslims being harassed, threatened, and vandalised.
It was mentioned that, while the TV crew was interviewing people at the mosque, someone driving by slowed and yelled, "Murderers!"
FUCK!!! Ignorant uncivilized subhuman idiotic arsonists, harassers, and vandals!!!
Not that I think they're thinking rationally or anything, but how the hell is harassing random Muslims going to help end terrorism?
We have hate-crime laws for a reason. These local ...persons... who spread division and fear, who encourage hatred of the different, are terrorists as well, and should be brought to justice as quickly and forcefully as the hijackers and their organization.
09-15-2001, 11:02 PM
Racists and morons. Wrongly pissed off at Muslims, so they burned down a Hindu temple.
09-15-2001, 11:07 PM
A former mosque was also burned in Montréal (actually St-Laurent).
09-15-2001, 11:10 PM
Fuck. I was really hoping this wouldn't happen, but I guess it was inevitable. Like I've said before, I desperately wish the costs of ignorance were visible to the ignorant.
09-16-2001, 12:57 AM
Bleah. I was hoping this wouldn't start, either. I've worked with Muslims and Sikhs (another group known for a few radical fanatics), and they were some of the kindest, most giving people I've ever met. If we go back far enough in history, we can see that Muslims were living their lives, minding their own business until Christians decided to purge them from the face of the earth (see: "Crusades").
09-16-2001, 02:24 AM
I have Muslim friends.
My philosophy is simple.
Fuck with them and you fuck with me.
They are grieving for the dead as much as we are.
My father informs me that after WW2 broke out, certain members of the British population took it as justification for kicking "german" breeds of dog.
We still haven't found a vaccine for morons.
09-16-2001, 08:46 AM
From CNN's website: http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/09/16/gen.mesa.shooting/
Murder? Murder? MURDER? Way to go. An innocent person in America was killed by a bigot.
Sadly, that ain't nothing new.
09-16-2001, 11:47 AM
*sound of matt despairing*
09-16-2001, 12:06 PM
Dammit. What are people thinking?
Yeah, I know. They're not.
Angel of the Lord
09-16-2001, 12:27 PM
Looks like if our way of life comes to an end, it's going to be our own fault. Fucking morons.
I mean, come on, you'd think--they could ASK the person's religion first, do they have to be murderers, bigots, AND basic common sense retarded?
Where are we headed?
09-16-2001, 06:44 PM
Murderers and bigots are by definition commonsense-retarded. :( There are far too many reports of this hate-filled blindness in today's Toronto Star (http://www.thestar.com). But also there is this: "Everybody is coming together now" (http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1=Article=1000591826093=TS_GTA=968350130169=GTA/News=969483202845). It looks like the SDMB software is breaking the URL by inserting line breaks (Mods, can you fix?), so to get to the article, go to thestar.com, select 'Greater Toronto' off the main page, and look for the headline.
Just because this is a Pit thread doesn't mean that I'm not going to fight the madness.
09-16-2001, 06:53 PM
I'm convinced now that Ignorance is one of our greatest evils-it is NOT 'bliss'.
09-16-2001, 10:53 PM
And now there are racist little "bomb 'em all" stickers cropping up in my metro station. In. MY. METRO. Station.
You do not DICK with MY METRO STATION.
:mad: *matt fumes*
09-16-2001, 10:54 PM
which makes that a little easier to understand, yes?
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