City of Brass

City of Brass


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

posted by Aziz Poonawalla

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.

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 NFL, concussions, and domestic abuse #WhyIStayed #WhyILeft
A lot of my friends who aren't into football have remarked upon my newfound interest in football as being somewhat out-of-character (true, at first glance, but i'll address that later) and also critiqued the sport for all its attendant social problems. Of those, the two main ones are domestic abuse

posted 5:47:02pm Sep. 12, 2014 | read full post »

13 years after 9-11
I honestly don't have much left to say that I have not said already. But it is worth at least remarking on this, the anniversary of the attacks, that the global challenges facing the world today have almost nothing to do with terrorism or Islamic fanaticism. Yes, we have threats like ISIS to grapple

posted 8:44:01am Sep. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Saudis propose to relocate the Prophet's (saw) tomb from Masjid al-Nabawi
The above photo of the Mecca clock tower, or as I like to call it, "Big Bin", was during my hajj a few years ago. It is part of my general observations of the "Meccahattan"-ization of the holiest place in Islam, the way that the Saudi religious authorities are utterly obliterating the historical wea

posted 10:13:58am Sep. 02, 2014 | read full post »

Post-Ramadan reflections
Welcome back, readers :) My apologies for being so AWOL from blogging. This past Ramadan I had genuinely been able to ramp up my iba

posted 9:48:39am Aug. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Tweeting the Qur'an #ttQuran
My friend Hussein Rashid launched the idea of Tweeting the Qur’an a few years ago and the idea has steadily caught on, and even at

posted 1:04:00pm Jul. 10, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

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

All reported content is logged for investigation.