An infidel woman. A disturbing update to this post, Maine: Muslim teen sets off chemical bomb outside mosque – no charges, from Gadi Adelman who reports on police and FBI indifference or incompetence. Or is it submission? via Taqiyya, She Wrote
Debbie’s story is rather interesting, since she was not only there when the bomb went off, but was possibly targeted.
Debbie is an employee at the Back Bay Grill. Debbie’s explanation is rather different from the news accounts and the D.A. to say the least,
“At about 7:45 I decided to go get my phone charger from my car. The Mosque (The Islamic Society of Portland) back door and parking lot is directly behind the Back Bay grill and it was filled with people and cars.”
“As I walked I saw a van loading up with women and children. The Kids ran in front of me in an obvious scurry and closed the vehicle door.”
Then she explains about the blast,
“I took several more steps and then the chemical bottle bomb exploded directly in front of me. It stopped me in my tracks. It was exceedingly loud. A child that sounded like it came from the van full of children shouted, in a proud- sort of accomplished way, “He did it! He did it!”
Debbie’s first reaction was to yell,
“Who did this, who did this?”
Then the Taqiyya began. Debbie heard the woman in the van respond,
“Not MY Children”.
As Debbie explains further, the Taqiyya continues,
“I then turned to my left and behind me and there was a Musilm man standing there, and I said, ‘Who did this? Who did this?’ And he said to me ‘Did what?’ I said, “Set off that explosion?” He said in complete denial “What explosion?”
The Back Bay Grill Manager came out and she told him what happened. The manager went over and picked up what was left of the plastic bottle and looked it over.
The manager, who would later suffer from a burn on his face from the chemicals on his hands, told Debbie that while he was speaking with the men, they took the exploded bottle inside the mosque.
Debbie returned to the restaurant to calm down. She was, “scared, upset and angry.” When the manager returned he phoned the police at Debbie’s suggestion.
The manager then waited outside for the police to arrive.
The 9-11 operator was told that there was just an explosion outside the mosque. One would think that the police, fire department and ambulances would be there in a matter of minutes, right?
I have to enlighten everyone that this is not the safest part of town. It has its share of homeless people sleeping on the street, prostitutes and other characters. The main Portland Post Office is located only half a block away.
According to people I have spoken with, across the street from the Back Bay Grill is the Portland vehicle maintenance depot where all the police cars fill up at the start of their shifts. There are regularly police vehicles in this area at any given time.
15-20 minutes after the explosion the Portland Police finally arrived. That would be just the police, no fire, no EMS, no sirens, no emergency flashing lights, just the police.
When Debbie saw the police arrive she went outside. She explained,
“The police officers shouted “Walk around, walk around, there is another one” and found yet another undetonated chemical bottle bomb underneath a taxicab in the parking lot.”
She points out that one of the policemen even commented,
“How lucky everyone was to have at least one member on the bomb squad on duty this evening, otherwise we probably couldn’t do anything… The bomb squad officer used a BB gun and shot a hole in the device to relieve the pressure so it didn’t detonate.”
In a later conversation Debbie told me that the bomb squad member was actually the head of the Portland bomb squad.
Her conversation with the police and their reaction was strange as well,
“I told the police that the first bomb “had exploded about ten feet in front of me”
“The police stated that clearly this was “kids being kids” and from the start I felt as if the police were belittling the situation.”
At this point Debbie went back inside the restaurant. She told me,
“When the manager came back he said that the police were speaking with the adults from the mosque and that they had given the plastic bottle back to the police.”
One very interesting side note here, over the last year Debbie has seen the back door of the mosque go from one regular back door to three security doors. She explained to me,
“There used to be just one door, they have added on two more doors, so now, where you used to go inside the mosque through one, you now have a security type area that when you enter it leads to another door.”
Remember, the back door leads to the parking area and according to everyone I have spoken with, the back door is the one that is always used.
This is important because according to Debbie the manager told her,
“It was very important to the Muslims that the Police enter through the front door out of respect. The Muslims told the Police that they don’t let anyone use the back door.
He also told me that the Muslims brought a child forward that admitted to making the bombs and showed the police inside the mosque what he used to make the bombs.
He said it was some sort of toilet bowl cleaner. I asked what kind and he said he would go look because the police had thrown everything in the Back Bay Grill dumpster. He pulled out a large plastic bottle of toilet bowl cleaner. I thought it was weird that the police had thrown everything in our dumpster.”
[I must be watching too much CSI, I thought the police would gather all the evidence, not throw it away, silly me.] Debbie told me how she felt,
“My husband and I felt that people needed to know about this. The police had said many times that it was just kids being kids but I was there. I experienced the explosion and it was much more than kids being kids. I felt that the other people and children around knew something was going to happen. There were too many adults around for it to be kids being kids. They watched it happen and then denied it to my face. Only when police pressed the issue did the Muslims admit that an explosion had happened and move forward with admitting to what happened.”
Debbie later suffered physical pain,
“The next morning my teeth, skull, eye sockets and ears hurt. They ached, but different from a headache.”
As Debbie explained to me, it wasn’t until Friday of that week that the detective interviewed her:
“I began to explain to Detective Murphy what happened. He stopped me in mid-sentence and told me “In their eyes, as a woman, you are a speck of dirt.” That bothered me but I tried to brush it off. I proceeded to tell my story to the detective; I signed a statement that Murphy had written. He told me he’d be working with the Juvenile Prosecutor Christine Thibeault to decide what charges the child would face.”
It appeared to me that Debbie and I were getting the same runaround, as she told me,
“I called detective Murphy after two weeks had passed. He told me he was still investigating and to speak with Christine Thibeault. I called Thibeault and she told me that this is how the system works and these things take time. Both the detective and the Juvenile prosecutor told me they would call me when they knew something more. I never received any calls.”
Jessica Fletcher where are you when we need you?
It is interesting that during my research I found that three teenagers, two juveniles and an adult were charged with six counts each of criminal use of explosives, a Class C felony by the same District Attorney less than 5 months earlier for the exact same type of bombs.
As I explained in my second article,
“A bomb is a bomb and the law is the law. Yes, I can understand that they would want to know what the bomb was made of, but if the components were needed in order to charge someone most other cases would go un-charged. I can hear it now on the news. A bomb went off today, police know who did it, but since there is nothing left the perpetrator will not be charged. Yeah, right.”
So, once again political correctness, or as I like to call it “political incorrectness” has run amuck. The D.A. is obviously dragging their feet over the prayer rug that the police swept the evidence under.
Can what happened to Debbie not be classified as a “hate crime”? She was the only non-Muslim there and the one in closest proximity to the bomb. Remember, at one point during an interview Detective Murphy stated to her “In their eyes, as a woman, you are a speck of dirt.”
He understood this aspect of Islam and yet threw away the evidence or allowed it to be thrown away?
Debbie explained to me that she even contacted the local office of the FBI,
“The agent on the telephone refused to give me his name but kept saying “it sounds like a local matter and you should contact the D.A.”
What? I know Jessica Fletcher would disapprove, but can I say WTF?
The FBI doesn’t care about bombs going off? Forget that it occurred outside a mosque, forget that the main Post Office, a Federal building (the Post Office) is less than a block away, and forget that a Muslim admitted to it, it was a bomb!
During my last conversation with D.A. Anderson she told me,
“The 13 year old is changing his story, now he says that he was cleaning inside the mosque the bottle started to bubble and he threw it out the window.”
Hmmm. So where did this second bottle that the police had to disable come from? The one that she said was disposed of that we later found out was thrown away by the Portland Police?
I relayed this conversation to Debbie and she laughed saying,
“That is physically impossible since there are no windows in the mosque that look out in to the parking lot.”
There is much more, read it all here.