A Koran has been torn up and smeared with faeces and the floors of a Melbourne prayer hall urinated on, in an apparent retaliation to Muslim schoolboys desecrating the Bible.In all honesty, I'm impressed with this particular Imam's restraint. Just the same, we can probably look forward to plenty of seething and anger in the streets as a result of this juvenile and vile act. Something that was notably absent in the aftermath of the Bible desecration earlier this month.
The Islamic community was last night furious as the police continued their investigation into the "criminal damage" done to the Melbourne airport facility on Wednesday morning.
Muslim spiritual leader Fehmi Naji El-Imam condemned the desecration as "ignorant and immature", fearing that it was in retaliation to an incident earlier this month where young boys at a Melbourne Islamic school burned and urinated on the Bible.
"This kind of behaviour just puts you off," the Victorian Board of Imams' secretary said last night. "We want to eliminate all these kind of things from happening to any (holy book)."
Update: 21 Dec. 2006 @ 17:05
Just a quick sampling of what the kids at the Muslim "school" were being taught:
"You know very well what takes place in these schools ... it is all about evolution, Christmas, Easter, St Valentine's Day - a barrage. And you expect your children to survive? You think you live in a sewer and you come up smelling of roses?
"Merely living in the company of evil people will inevitably begin to rub off on us and we will begin to acquire their characteristics."
"For far too long priests and preachers have completely ignored the vicious criminal acts that the Bible promotes," the website says. "The so called God of the Bible makes Osama bin Laden look like a boy scout."