Random terror strikes Detroit, church burns in Florida

Winter in Detroit was quietly rocked Tuesday by what is being looked at as a possible hate crime, the stabbing of two random (no, really) people for not being Muslim, by a Muslim. What we need to know now during this terror firestorm engulfing the world is that, like the Copenhagen and Paris attacks, will we in a few days from now find out he too pledged allegiance to ISIS and the Islamic State?

Terrence Lavaron Thomas, of Detroit, will be arraigned on charges of two counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and one count of possession of marijuana.

Thomas's bail was set at $1 million cash or surety bond.

According to police, Thomas attacked the victims, a 52-year-old man and 51-year-old man from Detroit, after he "made several comments about his religion and asked the victims about their religious beliefs just before the assault occurred."

Nick Loussia, Deputy Chief of Police for the Southfield Police Department, said Thomas "is Muslim, and asked the victims what religion they were" before allegedly attacking them.

When police arrived to the scene Saturday night, they found that the 52-year-old victim had been stabbed in the head, neck and back. The 51-year-old victim had been stabbed in the hand.

According to police, he was taken into custody "without incident."

Thomas had two knives on him when police took him into custody, according to police. Thomas is believed to have acted alone.

Questions will be raised in the coming days on the attack, but undoubtedly they won’t be the right ones, and it will be quietly swept under the rug.

Update. Carol Brown notes:

On Monday, a Florida church is set on fire. On Tuesday, a Detroit Muslim attacks non-Muslims at a bus stop.

In Obama’s America (and one could say, in Obama’s world), the table has been set for Islam to advance. And advancing it is. Around the world. In all manner of ways.

Just these week, here in the United States we’ve seen events that reveal the dangerous shifts occurring beneath our feet and before our eyes.

On Monday, the New Shiloh Christian Church in Melborne, Florida, was set on fire. And “Allahu Akbar” was spray painted on a storage unit nearby. As reported by local news outlet ClickOrlando.com:

A possible hate crime is under investigation after a fire was set at a Central Florida church, where vandals also spray-painted "Allahu Akbar." (snip)

…"Allahu Akbar" is an Arabic phrase typically translated as "God is great" and is a common expression used in various contexts.

A swastika was also scrawled on church property.

"To find something like that in 2015 is unbelievable. It's just disheartening," said New Shiloh Christian Church Bishop Jacquelyn Gordon. "They told us that this is definitely a hate crime and that they're going to patrol our area even more and just look out for us and they thought it was senseless and I feel the same way." (snip)

"It really took a lot out of me when I drove up and I saw that sign on the side of the building because I'm preaching God is love, why would someone take the time to put a sign up to show hatred," Gordon said.

Regarding coverage of this despicable and threatening act, the media outlet either did not do their homework or they were intentionally whitewashing Islam by saying that the translation of “Allahu Akbar” is “God is great.”

That is not the translation. The translation is “God is greater.” This is not just a matter of semantics. It’s about Islamic supremacism. Their God (Allah) is greater than your God.

As to Bishop Gordon, while my heart goes out to her, I must also say that her response reveals naïveté on the topic of Islam. Given world events, no one should be scratching their heads as to why a church would be targeted, with “Allahu Akbar” scrawled nearby.

Granted, if all people pay attention to is the mainstream media, they will be left in the dark on the subject of Islam. It’s incumbent upon each of us to learn the truth. Leaders of non-Muslim religious congregations bear a special responsibility to ensure they are educated and aware.

As to those who felt the crime was “senseless,” I would say: Yes, to a normal human being such crimes appear senseless. But if you understand Islam (and you don’t have to become a scholar to do so), there is nothing senseless about these crimes. They are all by design, as written in the Quran.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, in the seemingless-senseless-but-makes-perfect-sense department, a Muslim stabbed non-Muslims at a bus stop in Detroit, Michigan.

Winter in Detroit was quietly rocked Tuesday by what is being looked at as a possible hate crime, the stabbing of two random (no, really) people for not being Muslim, by a Muslim. What we need to know now during this terror firestorm engulfing the world is that, like the Copenhagen and Paris attacks, will we in a few days from now find out he too pledged allegiance to ISIS and the Islamic State?

Terrence Lavaron Thomas, of Detroit, will be arraigned on charges of two counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and one count of possession of marijuana.

Thomas's bail was set at $1 million cash or surety bond.

According to police, Thomas attacked the victims, a 52-year-old man and 51-year-old man from Detroit, after he "made several comments about his religion and asked the victims about their religious beliefs just before the assault occurred."

Nick Loussia, Deputy Chief of Police for the Southfield Police Department, said Thomas "is Muslim, and asked the victims what religion they were" before allegedly attacking them.

When police arrived to the scene Saturday night, they found that the 52-year-old victim had been stabbed in the head, neck and back. The 51-year-old victim had been stabbed in the hand.

According to police, he was taken into custody "without incident."

Thomas had two knives on him when police took him into custody, according to police. Thomas is believed to have acted alone.

Questions will be raised in the coming days on the attack, but undoubtedly they won’t be the right ones, and it will be quietly swept under the rug.

Update. Carol Brown notes:

On Monday, a Florida church is set on fire. On Tuesday, a Detroit Muslim attacks non-Muslims at a bus stop.

In Obama’s America (and one could say, in Obama’s world), the table has been set for Islam to advance. And advancing it is. Around the world. In all manner of ways.

Just these week, here in the United States we’ve seen events that reveal the dangerous shifts occurring beneath our feet and before our eyes.

On Monday, the New Shiloh Christian Church in Melborne, Florida, was set on fire. And “Allahu Akbar” was spray painted on a storage unit nearby. As reported by local news outlet ClickOrlando.com:

A possible hate crime is under investigation after a fire was set at a Central Florida church, where vandals also spray-painted "Allahu Akbar." (snip)

…"Allahu Akbar" is an Arabic phrase typically translated as "God is great" and is a common expression used in various contexts.

A swastika was also scrawled on church property.

"To find something like that in 2015 is unbelievable. It's just disheartening," said New Shiloh Christian Church Bishop Jacquelyn Gordon. "They told us that this is definitely a hate crime and that they're going to patrol our area even more and just look out for us and they thought it was senseless and I feel the same way." (snip)

"It really took a lot out of me when I drove up and I saw that sign on the side of the building because I'm preaching God is love, why would someone take the time to put a sign up to show hatred," Gordon said.

Regarding coverage of this despicable and threatening act, the media outlet either did not do their homework or they were intentionally whitewashing Islam by saying that the translation of “Allahu Akbar” is “God is great.”

That is not the translation. The translation is “God is greater.” This is not just a matter of semantics. It’s about Islamic supremacism. Their God (Allah) is greater than your God.

As to Bishop Gordon, while my heart goes out to her, I must also say that her response reveals naïveté on the topic of Islam. Given world events, no one should be scratching their heads as to why a church would be targeted, with “Allahu Akbar” scrawled nearby.

Granted, if all people pay attention to is the mainstream media, they will be left in the dark on the subject of Islam. It’s incumbent upon each of us to learn the truth. Leaders of non-Muslim religious congregations bear a special responsibility to ensure they are educated and aware.

As to those who felt the crime was “senseless,” I would say: Yes, to a normal human being such crimes appear senseless. But if you understand Islam (and you don’t have to become a scholar to do so), there is nothing senseless about these crimes. They are all by design, as written in the Quran.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, in the seemingless-senseless-but-makes-perfect-sense department, a Muslim stabbed non-Muslims at a bus stop in Detroit, Michigan.