On Friday, Sept. 26, a “chemical irritant” was sprayed through a window of the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton mosque, where 300 worshipers were gathered for a Ramadan prayer service. The spray targeted the room where babies and children were being kept while their mothers were engaged in prayers. The service and ritual fast-breaking were interrupted so those suffering from tearing, coughing and shortness of breath could receive treatment. “It’s very disturbing,” said ISGD board member Tarek Sabagh. “Something like this has never happened before.” (Dayton Daily News, Sept. 27)
The attack came at the end of a week in which thousands of copies were distributed in Ohio of Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West—the fear-mongering shockumentary being disseminated by the millions in swing states via DVDs inserted in newspapers and through the mail. This is apparently scare-tactic political campaigning by supporters of John McCain.
See our last posts on Islamophobia and domestic mosque attacks.
There was no chemical sprayed. It was all a lie.
DAYTON — A can of pepper spray was found Tuesday, Sept. 30, near a local Islamic mosque evacuated Friday after a girl inside was sprayed with a chemical irritant.
Someone found the black can of pepper spray in a white and red bag near the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, 26 Josie St., and called police, Lt. John Huber said.
Is that all you have to say?
Newspapers, unlike the Bush administration, generally do not make up stories out of whole cloth. Why weren’t you knuckleheads so skeptical when Bush told us Saddam was about to blow up the world?
I suggest you direct your questions to the Dayton Daily News. If they retract the story, we will report it here. Until then, we have no reason to doubt that this attack occurred.
Here is link to show that
Here is link to show that the ‘chemical attack’ lol didnt happen. http://www.examiner.com/a-1613993~Police__No_evidence_of_hate_crime_at_Ohio_mosque.html
It doesn’t say it “didn’t happen”
It says it did happen, but police say they don’t (yet) have “evidence” it was a “hate crime.” Can’t you read?
it was just kids playing
The web is a buzz with all kinds of liberals making statements that now make them look pretty silly. There was no attack, it was just some kids playing with pepper spray. If you would have paid attention to the facts being stated by everyone involved that there was no hate crime or anything attributable to the DVD.
What is really interesting is there is one account that is being repeated across the web that was quite possibly made up by the blogger and posted on the Daily Kos
“”I was mad, so I sort of shot from the hip,” Rodda said, adding she has not talked to any law enforcement agencies, hospital officials or Islamic Center president Dr. Tarek Sabagh. She said her information came from people who know some people that attend the mosque.”
In other words it’s hearsay, and I’d say most likely made up. And she didn’t shoot from the hip, she shot herself in the foot and now looks like a complete idiot as does everyone else who reacted like this.
Rush to judgement
“Just kids playing”? With pepper spray? Did you play with pepper spray when you were a kid? We doubt you’d be so cavalier if someone had sprayed a chemical irritant in your chuch. A point made by Beliefnet, Oct. 1:
You are putting a heavy spin on the Oct. 7 Dayton Daily News story you cite, which is far more objective and less ambitious than you portray (emphasis added):
“Not ruling out” means it has not been determined yet. “No evidence” means it has not been ruled out yet. You guys all seem to be in a big hurry to write this incident off.