Protesting Muslims clashed with Greek riot police on Sunday afternoon, when the latter tried to prohibit them from marching to the US Embassy through the streets of downtown Athens. Some 600 Muslims had gathered at Omonia Square at 3 p.m. to protest the film “The Innocence of Muslims”. They wanted to rally outside the US embassy. However the police had orders to prohibit them from nearing the US embassy. Riot police fired tear gas against the protesters. The Muslims started to break pavement stones in order to attack the police, while they also caused damages to shops of the area. For the first time, Greek police moved also a water canon to dissolve a protest.
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In a moment of “ceasefire” the protesters went down on their knees and started to pray.
When the afternoon ritual was over, the protesters started again to throw stones at the police, while they damaged again some shops windows and set fire in some garbage bins. Riot police answered again with tear gas.
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At the end of the protest and clashes that lasted about 3.5 hours the police had detained 40 protesters. Also Muslim prisoners joined the protests and set mattresses and clothes on fire in their cells at Korydallos prison in Athens.
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Some Muslims celebrate Hurricane Sandy’s destruction
On 9/11, many Muslims around the world
celebrated the destruction of the World Trade Center.
Today, some Muslims are celebrating the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. While this of course is not representative of all Muslims, it is sad nonetheless. When natural disasters strike the Muslim world, America is there to help. Here’s one example of Muslims celebrating. A Muslim man posted the following question on a popular Islamic website: „Should we celebrate and be happy watching the Hurricane destroy several states in the US, or should we sympathize with our fellow human beings“? Sheik and Dr. Nasser Alomar issued a lengthy response at www.elmokhalestv.com. Here are some excerpts from that response, translated into English: We and Allah should be happy and we should celebrate for what has come against the prideful tyrants. America is the leader of oppression and tyranny throughout this century and it uses its money to oppress the Muslim people and Muslim nations from the far East to the far West… Why shouldn’t we celebrate when the prophet Muhammad said: „Oh Allah force your might on those who harm us“. Shouldn’t we celebrate and be happy when Allah answer the prayers of the oppressed?… The wind that is destroying America is a blessing from Allah, we should be thankful and be happy „to God belongs the order before and after; and on that day the believers shall rejoice, in the help of Allah;- Allah helps whom He will, and He is mighty, merciful“ (Quran: AR-Room 30:4-5).