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Assailants have damaged an ancient Otomi Indian religious site in Mexico, toppling stone structures used as altars, breaking carved stones and scattering offerings of flowers, fruit and paintings at the remote mountain shrine known as Mayonihka or Mexico Chiquito.

The attack was unusual in a country where few ancient pre-Hispanic religious sites remain functioning.

A researcher who interviewed some of the attackers said they identified themselves as Jehovah's Witnesses and viewed the altars as blasphemy. However, the spokesman for the Jehovah's Witnesses in Mexico said Tuesday that the allegation appeared to be false.

A local official in the state of Hidalgo said Monday that some local residents were angered by what believed to be idolatry and had damaged the remote site.

 

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1 hour ago, shali said:

Nice to know Fox news is consistent - rarely gets a story right in the U.S. and now it appears they have the same problem in Mexico!

 

Was Fox News to blame?  Did someone claim to be one of Jehovah's Witnesses or not?  It looks like Fox News did contact the Branch and printed "

Gamaliel Camarillo, the Jehovah's Witness spokesman in Mexico, said that "to the extent we have been able to investigate, we found this story to be false."

"We know that if we want to be respected, we have to respect others," Camarillo wrote. "People without prejudices who know the Jehovah's Witnesses know that we don't promote such acts."

 

Looks to me that Fox News is reporting this accurately.  Jehovah's Witnesses are, indeed, being accused of the crime.  The Branch spokesman was allowed to give a reply to the accusation.

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2 hours ago, Shawnster said:

 

Was Fox News to blame?  Did someone claim to be one of Jehovah's Witnesses or not?  It looks like Fox News did contact the Branch and printed "

Gamaliel Camarillo, the Jehovah's Witness spokesman in Mexico, said that "to the extent we have been able to investigate, we found this story to be false."

"We know that if we want to be respected, we have to respect others," Camarillo wrote. "People without prejudices who know the Jehovah's Witnesses know that we don't promote such acts."

 

Looks to me that Fox News is reporting this accurately.  Jehovah's Witnesses are, indeed, being accused of the crime.  The Branch spokesman was allowed to give a reply to the accusation.

For some reason I thoufht theytalked to the actual vandals. I was thinking they should of checked to see if their claims og being JW's were true. My bad.

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