October 17th, 2002


A particularly clueless statement...

"It's not being looked at as a retaliation attack, it's just being looked at as an arson attack on a building, but obviously given what has happened last Saturday that puts another dimension into the investigation to follow-up on to make sure it either is or isn't politically or religiously motivated."

- Bill Kelly, Deputy Victorian Police Commissioner, in a statement regarding the firebombing of a mosque in Melbourne. The mosque was vandalized with slogans, such as 'FOI' - short for "Fuck off Islam" and "you get out or we'll be back again".

Hm. Perhaps the firebombing of the mosque *could* have been more than just some kids playing with matches... d'ya think?!