Advertisement

City of Brass

City of Brass

more domestic terrorism in Ramadan: mosque in Missouri burned to the ground

A second fire in less than five weeks occurred at a mosque in Joplin, Missouri early Monday morning. The cause of the latest inferno is still unknown, but Monday’s flames were much more devastating than those that occurred July 4, in an incident that authorities later determined was an act of arson.

Video shot by local television news station KSNF on Monday captured massive flames engulfing the building.

Advertisement

Firefighters were called to the scene at the Islamic Center of Joplin around 3:30 a.m., according to KSNF.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office told TPM a news conference has been planned for Monday afternoon, and that ATF and the FBI will be involved in the investigation.

The mosque is completely destroyed, though thankfully no one was hurt. Between this and the Sikh shooting, there is a deep malignancy in the American psyche that we have not seen since the days of Jim Crow.

CAIR is offering a $10,000 reward for any information on the fire or the suspected arsonist.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment jamal

    I’ve noticed in the case of the Sikhs and the masjid burning, there was no mentioning of security. i would think if u are investing monies in buildings u would at least try to secure your own , even if it be by armed patrols.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment dave

    when USA was under attack 9/11 we from all faiths showed sadness and wanted those who did what they did to be punished. So why cant these people understand we are also Canadian or US citizens and want peace, we are peaceful people and want to live our lives in peace if we or any one who recites vilance should go back to the country they came from and leave us alone i am a sikh and proud to be Canadian.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Jonathon

    Judge not lest ye be judged!

    No one knows if this was arson yet?

    Yahweh will judge whoever did this if it was Arson, many buildings burn every day all over the country that have nothing to do with Arson!

    “love your enemies” is what Jesus said!

Previous Posts

the 12th Annual Brass Crescent Awards - nominations open
It's that time of the year again! What are the Brass Crescent Awards? Created in 2004 by Shahed Amanullah and Aziz Poonawalla, they are named for the Story of the City of Brass in the Thousand and One Nights. Today, the Brass Crescent - ...

posted 5:13:45pm Aug. 21, 2015 | read full post »

Obvious: The Iraq War created ISIS
This is something that is so obvious, it is in danger of never being said, in which case those who led us into war will try to ...

posted 1:48:22am Jul. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Eid at the State Department
I am honored to be invited to celebrate Eid al Fitr at the State Department again this year. And I am relieved that this time, it's actually taking place after Ramadan, which means I can actually attend for the first time! :) I am looking ...

posted 11:01:00am Jul. 21, 2015 | read full post »

The Empire State goes green for Eid
As is tradition, the Empire State Building - the most beautiful skyscraper in the world - was illuminated in green to mark Eid al Fitr. Of course, in 2015, this is announced via the official twitter account ...

posted 1:21:00am Jul. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Ramadan Pearls roundup
Here is a link to all the posts in the Ramadan Pearls series I did during Ramadan: Criterion Non-existence Mystery Angels Objective Expectant Reed Veils Lend Good I hope you enjoyed these nuggets of wisdom as much as ...

posted 3:01:31pm Jul. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.