A Houston Muslim celebrates Christmas burning a mosque

Ok, liberal handwringers, worried about Islamophobia and backlash against Muslims just because of that nasty incident involving the deaths of infidels in San Bernardino a few weeks ago, you can relax now.  The latest hate crime against Muslims that got some peoples' caftans in a twist, arson at a Houston mosque on Christmas day no less, has been solved.  And yes it was probably a hate crime.  But no, the hater wasn't an evil fundamentalist white Christian male; the alleged perp was....aw, you know...a person of color who claimed he was a regular at the mosque for five years, praying there five times per day.  

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.  (snip) 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. (snip)

A team of 30 investigators worked around the clock investigating the cause of the fire, which was found to have multiple points of origin. Moore was even interviewed by investigators at the mosque the day of the fire. He had attended services there earlier that day, according to Ruben Hernandez, chief arson investigator with the city's fire department.

Oh well, that's different:  Certainly Islamophobia drove him mad and made him do it.  Yeah, that's it.

 

Ok, liberal handwringers, worried about Islamophobia and backlash against Muslims just because of that nasty incident involving the deaths of infidels in San Bernardino a few weeks ago, you can relax now.  The latest hate crime against Muslims that got some peoples' caftans in a twist, arson at a Houston mosque on Christmas day no less, has been solved.  And yes it was probably a hate crime.  But no, the hater wasn't an evil fundamentalist white Christian male; the alleged perp was....aw, you know...a person of color who claimed he was a regular at the mosque for five years, praying there five times per day.  

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.  (snip) 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. (snip)

A team of 30 investigators worked around the clock investigating the cause of the fire, which was found to have multiple points of origin. Moore was even interviewed by investigators at the mosque the day of the fire. He had attended services there earlier that day, according to Ruben Hernandez, chief arson investigator with the city's fire department.

Oh well, that's different:  Certainly Islamophobia drove him mad and made him do it.  Yeah, that's it.