Malta tells Muzz to get stuffed, Muzz threatens "backlash"

Times of Malta

  • Cursing the infidels and praying for their demise: Muslim prayer demo in Malta

20090502-085632-loc_12About 50 Muslim men took their prayer rugs to the Sliema front yesterday after the planning authority sealed off their place of worship. The Muslims said the Malta Environment and Planning Authority had locked them out of their flat in Sliema where they used to pray, so they decided to take their cause outside.

“We are not here to protest or threaten violence but to express our fundamental human right to gather in prayer,” Bader Zina, one of the leaders, said. According to Mepa, a number of complaints had been received by neighbours and the flat did not have a licence to be used as a place of worship.

The Muslims, many of whom Maltese, were dressed in traditional clothing. They had a permit and police protection and said this might become a regular appointment until their flat was reopened.

This behaviour did not go down well with a group of Maltese onlookers who warned that if this happened again “there will be trouble”.

“Malta is a Catholic country. They have no right to come here and pray in front of us. I don’t care what they do in the privacy of their own home but not here,” one Maltese woman said.

“We’ve had enough. If you were to do the same in their country they would stone you. I can’t understand how they could have been given a permit for this, including police presence and all!” her husband added, visibly disturbed by what he saw.

“They should go to a mosque. That is where they belong. Or in some hole somewhere. But not here where I get my children to eat and have a good time. I would have had no problem if they were Catholics praying… in Malta we are all Catholics so it’s not a problem, but not them. Even the tourists were disgusted,” he claimed, as his teenage son nodded in agreement.

The owner of a nearby kiosk said she had no problem with them and some were her friends and clients. But she acknowledged that their presence lost her a lot of business yesterday. She said they should be allowed to remain in their flat where they would not be disturbing anyone.

Another man said the praying did not disturb him and it was less noisy than he would have thought. “I don’t see what the problem is. These are Maltese people with a different religion. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to pray quietly outdoors if we can have noisy feasts and drunken brawls?”

Mr Zina said they did not want to anger anyone: “All we want to do is praise God Satan”.

He said that besides the Sliema flat, another in Buġibba had also been locked up by Mepa simply because it was used by Muslims to gather in prayer. The residents of the flats had to seek alternative accommodation.

“Since when do you need a licence to pray? I don’t see anyone closing down other prayer groups. And, anyway, I would rather have a group of Catholics singing praise to God next to my house than a bar,” Mr Zina said.

He explained that Muslims prayed five times a day and it was preferable to do so in groups. He did not sense a negative reaction from the Maltese in the area, except for one woman who insisted on walking her dog in front of them. When she tried it the second time, she was stopped by the police.

He said it was sad to see some Maltese Catholics who feared or were intolerant towards Muslims and efforts should be made to encourage tolerance and integration.

Although he condemned any type of violence or revenge, he said that if people were discriminated against and hurt, it would become impossible to control a backlash.

9 thoughts on “Malta tells Muzz to get stuffed, Muzz threatens "backlash"”

  1. Dont give these muhammadans your fingers, they will eat your hand. Malta dont give in to these thugs, Islam is not a religion and not a religion of peace. Chuck them out of your countries

  2. I would like to know if Catholics will be allowed to pray in public in let’s say Algeria, Lybia, Saudi Arabia. NEVER – Europe should reciprocrate. You allow us, we allow you – Otherwise, no deal

  3. Have a backlash, muslim thug. It will just make what will happen next easier to prosecute.

  4. Islam is not a religion I don’t care how they cloak it paint as one its not—its a totalitarian ideology seeking to supress all humanity. Slavery is slavery and I am no slave of Allah(Satan).

  5. Why are there such racist and hatred among most of your comments? Where is the justice in this world gone? Life would be so peaceful and happy, if people apply a simple rule. “Treat others the way they would like to be treated”, its that simple. Why is Islam always being poked at, left, right and centre? Do you people have no morals? Malta is a Catholic country, so how catholic is it to verbally abuse others? Tell me where in your bible does it say, it is ok to slander other religions and treat people in such a degrading way? The Muslims have not committed any sins or harm by simply praying to thank God for their existence. The Muslims were not allowed to pray inside so they prayed outside. Where is the crime in that?

    1. Thank you, Yasmine.

      First of all you should know that Islam is not a race but a violent political cult in the guise of religion, therefore we are absolutely within our rights to criticize it and to opposing the spread of Islam in our lands. Second: Islam doesn’t follow the ‘golden rule’ but wants to wipe out unbelievers and kill all Jews, so we do have plenty of reasons to oppose it. Third, Malta is a Christian country, it was besieged by Mohammedan armies for hundreds of years and the Christians still managed to beat them back; we want them (the Maltese) to remain that way.

      We would suggest you don’t teach us about the bible because you know next to nothing about it, and lying about the Koran doesn’t help your cause either. You say “the Muslims have not committed any sins or harm by simply praying” but that is a lie: when Mohammedans pray, they curse the infidel and pray to Allah for his (the infidels) demise. Those who understand that have a problem with the killing cult of Islam, therefore we oppose it.

      One more thing:

      “Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it…have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth; that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining; that many countries, which were once as the garden of God, are now a desolate wilderness; and that so many once numerous and powerful nations are vanished from the earth! Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind”.

      John Wesley (1703-91)

  6. Islam can and should be criticized like any other ideology. Islam is diametrically opposed to western values and desperately seeks global domination. The more Islam, the less freedom.

    The Maltese people will do well to recognize this early, and realize that threats of backlash are the way this ideology operates.

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