18 March 2008

The Old 'Religion of Peace' Two-Fer

There are always both parts to these kind of stories: The overt hate crime that'd be bigger news if the shoe was on the other foot:
An Anglican priest in London was attacked by a group of young South Asians while being verbally blasted for his Christian faith, a report said. Canon Michael Ainsworth, 57, who was attacked while wearing his clerical collar, is expected to be able to leave the hospital within a few days after being attacked nearly two weeks ago, The Times of London reported.
And the transparent backpedaling that attempts to sweep it under the prayer rug:
Kamil Ahmed, leader at the Ensign Youth Club, based on a council estate close to the church, said: "There are a lot of 14 to 16-year-old Asians, drunk and high on cocaine, wandering round the estate."It might be the people responsible for this attack reacted badly to being told off rather than targeting the church in a faith hate way." Local Respect Party councillor Abjol Miah said: "There are always individuals who will cause trouble."

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