Skip to comments.Burned Mosque Worshipers: Blame Trump
Posted on 12/13/2015 4:20:53 PM PST by yongin
COACHELLA, California â Holy prayers at a mosque here on Friday were canceled with families gawking behind fire lines after discovering the front of their holy house had become one big fireball.
Late Friday night, authorities announced that they believe the fire was deliberately set, and the local branch of the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime. In addition, a person of interest has been detained, but not identified. Members of the congregation are blaming GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for setting the ugly tone that charred their house of worship.
The mosque began to burn at around noon where Jumâah prayers were underway, sending at least four early-arriving Muslims and the imam fleeing for their lives. Luckily, nobody was injured.
One of them was a young, American worshipper who told his fellow congregant Salah Alwishah what transpired.
âHe was inside with three other brothers and he heard a loud thud and the whole entrance and all the walls caught on fire,â Alwishah, 28, told The Daily Beast of the alleged arson attack as recounted by the American member of the mosque. â[The witness] was actually American and Iâve seen him praying there many times. Heâs a brother.â
Alwishah then noted of the diverse mix of Muslims which includes blacks, whites, Hispanics and Asians who attend events at the Islamic Society of Palm Springs.
In recent weeks, thereâs been a surge of anti-Muslim incidents here in the United States. Buzzfeed tallies up 34 such ugly moments since the Paris attacks on Nov. 23. Data compiled by Council on American Islamic Relations revealed as many as 63 acts of vandalism and anti-Muslim sentiments against American mosques and Islamic centers in 2015, the highest since the group began tallying back in 2009, according to a CNN report.
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The Muzzies play "The Victim Card" against their greatest enemy.
“If the insurance companies had a lick of sense, they’d check to see how many of these burned out mosques ....”
My Dad was in the insurance business. Those companies, and those they employ, are passionate about rooting out fraud; many of them take it personally. You can be darn sure they will be investigating every angle, of this case. Thank you.
Likely self-insured by the North American Islamic Trust, which owns most mosques in the USA.
Anyone make the connection about the early December San Bernardino massacre? No, it’s so PC to cast blame on the one person pointing out the common sense approach.
Terrorist attacks - blame Obama.
I didn’t hear boo from the media when Sarah Palin’s church was burned.
They’re blaming Trump supporters?
That’s kind of racist.
We’re not allowed to blame Islam when there is a Muslim terror attack.
That little one if so very cute...and it made me yawn.
These ragheads can just pray to Mohammad or whoever furnishes them with new goats to just plop some more kindling down for the next fire
Frickin' stinkin' camel humpers
I am like Trump, do we really have to wait that long. Can we get it over with now......
Old ChiCom proverb: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
what do you call 400 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? a good start?
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