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Another mosque attack

I missed this one although it happened right under my nose (hat tip to studio mate Josje who mentioned it to me and prompted a web search):

Attack on mosque in Groningen.


GRONINGEN - Unknown individuals tried to set fire to a mosque in Groningen, using molotov cocktails last weekend.
Another house of worship was painted with slogans on Saturday night. The slogans refered to the murder of Theo van Gogh. A spokesman for mayor Wallage of Groningen confirmed this on Monday. Surveillance of buidings housing muslim organisations has been increased. No extra security for individuals is planned

From Het Nederlands Dagblad, seemingly the only Dutch paper whose cached at Google front page still linked to yesterday's edition. Untranslated text below the fold.

GRONINGEN - Onbekenden hebben afgelopen weekeinde geprobeerd met een molotovcocktail brand te stichten bij een moskee in Groningen.

Een ander gebedshuis in de stad is in de nacht van zaterdag op zondag met leuzen beklad. De leuzen refereren aan de moord op Theo van Gogh. Dat heeft een woordvoerder van burgemeester Wallage van Groningen maandag gezegd. Het toezicht op gebouwen waar moslimorganisaties zijn gehuisvest, is inmiddels verscherpt. Van extra persoonsbewaking is geen sprake.

Addendum: This thread from The Blog That LGFWatch Watches, responding to the attack on the Islamic school in Eindhoven, is a veritable smorgasbord of islamophobia ("the only thing that keeps those muzzies in place is the threat of violence"), paranoid speculation ("someone was building a bomb in that school") and uninformed denunciation ("those socialists in the Dutch government", "the Dutch are almost pathologically pacifistic"): http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=13502_Muslim_School_Bombed_in_Netherlands#comments
— and predictably, quite a few voices approving of the violence. Lovely, lovely.

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