Friday January 16, 2009
not to protest Scientology
A hooligan claiming to be a member of an anti-Scientology group was
arrested Wednesday for attempting to “desecrate”
of Scientology with a wacky weapon - Vaseline, police said.
Mahoud Samed Almahadin - the name he gave cops - tossed a number of
books around, then smeared the petroleum jelly on a TV set, shelves and
himself during the incident at the W. 46th St. Scientology center last
A cohort videotaped the 18-year-old’s antics while
cameras filmed them both.
Cops used the tapes to track down the dopey duo, who said they were
members of Anonymous, a shadowy, Internet-based anti-Scientology group.
A cop escorting the suspect to his arraignment, said
just a kid. He’s young and he’s dumb.”
Almahadin, whose who goes by Matt Connor on the Web, was charged with
burglary, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment as hate crimes.
No charges were filed against the other man.
Source: Greasy vandal in hate crime vs.
Scientology, Kerry Burke, Simone Weichselbaum, Alison Gendar and Leo
New York Daily News, Jan. 15, 2009 — Summarized by
Religion News Blog