Cranston Man Arrested for Trying to Destroy City Menorah

Peter Zendran is being held as a probation violator.

A Cranston man today was charged with malicious damage and resisting arrest for allegedly attempting to destroy a menorah outside Providence City Hall.

Providence police said two firefighters saw Peter Zendran, 34, knocking down the holiday display.

According to the Providence Journal, Zendron reportedly yelled at police and said the city shouldn't be putting up religious displays.

"This is an infringement of my [expletive] rights," the Journal reported.

Zendran was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was ordered held without bail as a probation violator. He will appear in court on Dec. 21.

The menorah was reportedly undamaged.

Zendran, according to his blog, is a follower of the faith of Zarathustra.

Robin Lionheart December 11, 2012 at 04:16 AM
I’ve been glancing through Peter Zendran's blog. Apparently he’s a Zoroastrian religious zealot: “With two heretical spoofs of Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Islam, fighting it out and Iranians around the world suffering now is a perfect time to revive the pure faith of Zarathustra.”* Thank goodness he ain’t one of ours. * http://peterkhanzendran.blogspot.com/2009/12/reviving-pure-faith-of-zarathustra.html
Melanie Scalera December 11, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Actually, I have anti-christian-o-phobia.
Melanie Scalera December 11, 2012 at 05:03 AM
I have many atheist friends....so just trying to use big words that don't apply does not make you appear smarter.
Melanie Scalera December 11, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Lionhart has Christianophobia. And it's very apparent.
Robin Lionheart December 11, 2012 at 07:19 AM
@Melanie "Apparent" where? You have no basis for that accusation..
Leave RI December 11, 2012 at 01:59 PM
This guy is a wingnut...his faith/religion is based on a novel! If you click that link it will hurt to read his garbage. People like him move to Waco TX and burn in gigantic crazy farm houses. I have his official recruiting photo: http://thelaverytory.blogspot.com/2012/02/mitt-conehead.html
Joe The Plumber December 11, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Yes Lion'sAss, I've been glancing through your blog too. Apparently you are a more like him than you would like to admit. His Blog, like yours is at the lunatic fringe. His ideology may be the antithesis of your philosophy, but his maniacal rantings are similar in nature to your own. http://robinlionheart.blogspot.com/
Robin Lionheart December 11, 2012 at 04:25 PM
What a nasty lie, Joe. No, I would never post racist, profanity-laden rants like “Remember you nigger brianed donut fuckers, when you are off duty you are no different than anyone else, give me shit I will give you shit back.”* On my blog, I also use proper grammar, no textspeak like "u", and capitalize people's names. * http://peterkhanzendran.blogspot.com/2009/05/stingback-shit-u-stalkers.html
Kimberly Manchester December 11, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Man earns Tazi-Kat Paw Slap of Disgust! http://www.asktazi.com/p/cut-and-serve-tazi-paw-slap-of-disgust.html
Joe The Plumber December 11, 2012 at 06:25 PM
No lie, I said "similar in nature", as you are both on the lunatic fringe. I included your link so that others could view your anti-christian rants and insults. I understand that you may think he does not meet your high standards of lunacy.
prolifemomri December 11, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Is violent disrespect evidence of his faith or his instability? I don't think it matters in this case what he says his faith is. His blog talks about the "sin" of not allowing others to pray...How does that translate into destroying a menorah? Just seems like this man came unglued.
Robin Lionheart December 11, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Nothing I’ve written is remotely similar in nature, and your link proves you wrong.
Joe The Plumber December 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Lion'sAss, What is scary about lunatics like you and Zendran is that you do not even think that the vile, insulting, vulgar remarks you make regarding other people's religion is wrong. Well... it is. And you are no different than him in that regard.
Joe The Plumber December 12, 2012 at 12:20 AM
I'm more inclined to agree with Robert F.
Tony Soprano December 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM
This distinguished gentlemen is clearly not playing with a full deck. I'm just glad he has the opportunity to create a blog for himself instead of working a full time job on our hard earned tax dollars. What a relief it is to know he has access to a public library and free internet service to preach his faith on our dime. I'll be able to sleep much better tonight knowing that the reason i get up and bust my ass everyday will at least help this fine Patriot of the US. This guy makes me want to vomit, keep him in jail. If i'm going to pay for this bum, i'd rather i pay for him to be behind bars.
Raul Jamieson Miguel December 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM
If anyone wants to read a real blog, they should probably go read friarblog.com ... Is Zarathrusta the main character from Dude Where's My Car?
Tony Soprano December 12, 2012 at 12:52 AM
Good point Raul, Zarathrusta-I believe it means "a whale's vagina".
Melanie Scalera December 12, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Um, yeah-actually I do, by all the comments you have made on EVERY SINGLE religious post on Cranston Patch.
Joe The Plumber December 12, 2012 at 05:50 AM
I agree Robert
la_mouffette December 12, 2012 at 06:18 AM
I never said atheist, Robin. I said secularist. And anyone who is offended that a religious symbol is on display at a town hall is as much a secularist, as the Westboro Baptist Church is Christian. Maybe more so.
la_mouffette December 12, 2012 at 06:33 AM
Prolifemomri, I agree! I would say this man is mentally ill. Unfortunately, because he made the statements he did during arrest, he's linking himself to people who (whether we agree with them or not) wouldn't just walk up and try to smash a menorah display. (I think if he didn't say that stuff, people might assume he was just anti-semitic. Which he is, gah....but he's also presenting it as a "religious displays violate my rights" thing.) I hope he gets some kind of treatment, thanks to this. I support his right to have whatever opinions he wants, but the man obviously needs some help.
Raul Jamieson Miguel December 12, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Robin Lionheart December 12, 2012 at 11:36 PM
@Melanie So, you claim all my comments to this post right here reflect “Christianophobia”. (Does that include this comment too?) No, they all have none. Maybe you keep reading that into them because you're projecting your hatred onto me.
Melanie Scalera December 12, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Stop being such a troll and trying to always be right. You're not. If you're not smart enough to understand your offensive comments in all of the articles on this site, then maybe you should stick to your own state's websites? Or do they think you're a bimbo there, too? Maybe that's why you come here. You must be disliked everywhere. Everyone, please stop entertaining IT's comments. IT doesn't deserve any response at all. Let IT argue with itself.
Small Change December 13, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Robin wrote- @Melanie Don't have a single example to cite, do you? Ooh ooh - can I play? How about the blog cited below. Now, I know - you claim that you are simply mocking and ridiculing a belief system which you hold in total contempt, you are not being intolerant. (Which of course makes no sense - but then trashing other people's beliefs while insisting that you respect them is never easy.) But, anyway, I think this one will do nicely. "This Easter remember, Jesus was not a zombie. He was not mindless nor did he consume anyone. Nor was he a ghoul or a wight. Although his soul and intellect were intact, he was not a rotting corpse. He was not a vampire. While he transubstantiated wine into blood, he never drank it from a person. Jesus was not a ghost or a wraith. He was corporeal and still had his wounds. It is clear. Jesus was a lich.' (It goes on, but I think the point is made.)
Melanie Scalera December 13, 2012 at 07:07 AM
Thanks SmallChange. Obviously RL has multiple personality disorder as well, since IT cannot remember it's assbag comments. I will not entertain nor associate with such a moron; therefore the jerk will not get the pleasure of playing it's internet troll games with me. I don't associate with lowlife losers who have low IQ....and LIE on top of it.
Robin Lionheart December 13, 2012 at 07:38 AM
[Correcting misdirected reply:] @SmallChange Sure, you can jump in. While that joke makes fun of your religion (which I did not 'insist that I respect'), it says not a single unkind word about Christians. No, you have not backed up Melanie’s claim of “Christianophobia”; neither fear nor hatred there, nor any scrap of intolerance. If I were to tell a joke mocking Mitt Romney, that would not make me intolerant of Republicans. Nor does telling a joke mocking Jesus make me intolerant of Christians.
Small Change December 13, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Robin continues to thrash around with- =If I were to tell a joke mocking Mitt Romney, that would not make me intolerant of Republicans. Nor does telling a joke mocking Jesus make me intolerant of Christians.= Sure. Just like if a student at a high school were to say to a black student 'You'll like lunch today - its watermelon and fried chicken.' Or to a gay student 'Time to put on your lipthtick and grab your purth,sweetie,', I mean- how could that be seen as intolerant , right? It's just a joke, just being funny, couldn't get in trouble for that, right? Once again, you will no doubt come up with some 'But that is different because...' with some strange wordplay, (because you refuse to simply state the truth - you feel its ok if you do it because, in your mind, you are smarter, and better, and right,) but what you are saying about Christians and their beliefs is every bit as offensive and intolerant.
Robin Lionheart December 14, 2012 at 04:29 AM
@Small Change, I agree with you that racist and homophobic jokes are intolerant, and never claimed otherwise. I said _this_ undead Jesus joke was not intolerant, not all jokes. Because it isn’t. (Also, I think puerile “Hey minority, go behave in a stereotypical way!” jokes are not only intolerant, but also not funny. That’s why I find Daniel Tosh so annoying.)
la_mouffette December 14, 2012 at 06:36 AM
Are you thinking of Scientology, Leave? Zoroastrianism is over 2500 years old, is not based on a novel, and is still practiced by many (perfectly sane) people, most of them ethnic Persians. I do think this guy is suffering some kind of mental illness, but I'm a lot less sure about his claims to be Zoroastrian...because, among other things, he also prominently claims to be an "Aristocrat" and posted something on Youtube to all the people "hunting him down", referring to his apartment as a "hideout". =( And, according to majority Zoroastrian belief, you can only become one if you 1. choose that religion and 2. inherit it through your parents. It's an ethno-religious group. Unless he's an ethnic Parsi (but could be, who knows?), there's not a strong chance this man is "officially" Zoroastrian.


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