Man arrested in Christmas Day firebombing of Houston mosque 'attended the storefront mosque for five years'

Evidently it was not “Islamlophobic Christian terrorists” (the left’s new phantom boogeymen) who firebombed a mosque on Christmas Day.  Carol Christian and Leah Binkovitz of the Houston Chronicle report:

A Houston man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day, but the motive for the crime remains a mystery, with the suspect maintaining he was a regular at the mosque.

A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the suspect, 37-year-old Gary Nathaniel Moore of Houston, was arrested early Wednesday. Moore appeared in court at 7 a.m., spokeswoman Nicole Strong said, and bond was set at $100,000.

According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the storefront mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week.

Moore said he had been at the mosque earlier on Dec. 25 to pray, and had left at about 2 p.m. to go home, according to authorities and court papers. Moore said he was the last person to leave the mosque and saw no smoke or other signs of fire when he departed, authorities said. He maintained he had returned to the scene after hearing about the fire from a friend.

Progressives, anxious to pretend that Islamic jihad attacks are not the primary source of terrorism in the world today, will have to look further to find the Great White Christian Terrorist they crave.

Evidently it was not “Islamlophobic Christian terrorists” (the left’s new phantom boogeymen) who firebombed a mosque on Christmas Day.  Carol Christian and Leah Binkovitz of the Houston Chronicle report:

A Houston man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day, but the motive for the crime remains a mystery, with the suspect maintaining he was a regular at the mosque.

A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the suspect, 37-year-old Gary Nathaniel Moore of Houston, was arrested early Wednesday. Moore appeared in court at 7 a.m., spokeswoman Nicole Strong said, and bond was set at $100,000.

According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the storefront mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week.

Moore said he had been at the mosque earlier on Dec. 25 to pray, and had left at about 2 p.m. to go home, according to authorities and court papers. Moore said he was the last person to leave the mosque and saw no smoke or other signs of fire when he departed, authorities said. He maintained he had returned to the scene after hearing about the fire from a friend.

Progressives, anxious to pretend that Islamic jihad attacks are not the primary source of terrorism in the world today, will have to look further to find the Great White Christian Terrorist they crave.