Israeli football club torched after signing Muslim players
A club official at Beitar Jerusalem cleans up after the arson attack on the club's offices.
February 11th, 2013
02:14 AM ET

Israeli football club torched after signing Muslim players

By Paul Gittings, CNN

(CNN) - Arsonists attacked the administrative offices of leading Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem on Friday, police said. The attack occurred just days after the club signed two Muslim players.

No one was injured in the fire, which was discovered around 5 a.m., police said. But the blaze damaged the club's trophy room.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Crime • Israel • Prejudice

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Lol

    Hey morons below, the headquarters got torched because the Jews hate the ideal of signing in a muslim player.

    April 27, 2013 at 4:48 am |
  2. Mohammy

    Those wacky Muslims, if they are not blowing things up they are burning things...

    February 27, 2013 at 4:18 pm |
  3. Akira

    Sigh. I don't even know what to say about this.

    February 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm |
  4. Tides go in, Tides go out..you cant explain it...B. O'Really

    Unity is the enemy of Religions... without strife how would they fill the seats every week?
    They need enemies....they need you to believe that "those people over there" are sub human, dont deserve to live!

    We need religion or god and all the death and barbarism that comes with.

    just about every religion based on the desert god preaches hate and calls it 'love'.

    Humanity can do without their brand of 'peace'

    February 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm |
  5. SAS

    The Middle East's so called "democracy" strikes again......

    February 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm |
  6. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Pray without ceasing
    Prayer changes things

    February 11, 2013 at 7:27 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      February 11, 2013 at 8:27 am |
    • Mo

      Praying 5 times a day turned your Mohammed into a pedophile. Prayer does change things.

      February 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm |
  7. HotAirAce

    Imagine. . . If we all left our myths behind.

    February 11, 2013 at 5:07 am |
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