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  • Malkin: Who's Burning Black Churches? Oh.

    11/05/2015 3:31:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 6, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Here we go again: another liberal narrative burned to a crisp. Over a two-week period in October, an arsonist targeted seven churches in the St. Louis area -- including several in Black Lives Matter protest hotspot Ferguson, Missouri. The Atlantic magazine, invoking the "long history of terrorism against black churches in America," lamented that the crime spree had been "slow to get the same attention" in the local and national media as another string of church arsons that occurred earlier this summer. Reminder: Several of those hyped hate crimes against "black churches" had been committed by black suspects; a significant...
  • 6 St. Louis-area churches are arson targets; reward offered (black churches)

    10/21/2015 10:07:42 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 20 replies ^ | October 20, 2015 | Ed Payne
    (CNN)Arson fires have been set at half a dozen St. Louis-area churches in recent days. Authorities want to know who did it and why. In each case, the fires were set at an exterior door and when no one was at the facility, according to a joint statement from the St. Louis Police and Fire Departments and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. "We believe that this fire-setting activity is meant to send a message," the statement said. It didn't specify what the message was.
  • Syrian Christians Wed in Bombed-Out Church

    08/01/2015 2:09:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | July 31, 2015
    More than 2,000 locals who were driven out of their hometown of Homs, Syria, returned on July 12 to witness a moment of sweet triumph as a young couple married inside the wreckage of their beloved church.The Daily Mail is reporting on the bitter sweet story of Fadi and Rana, 28, two refugees of the years-long Syrian civil war, who met in a refugee camp. Fadi, a university graduate who was working at a pharmaceutical factory in the city before he was forced to flee, fell in love with Rana while they were both working for the U.N. Refugee Agency.When...

    08/02/2015 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 38 replies
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  • BOMBS EXPLODE at Two Churches in Las Cruces, New Mexico

    08/02/2015 12:33:13 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 2nd, 2015 2:12 pm | Kristinn Taylor
    The FBI is reported to be investigating bombs that exploded minutes apart at two Las Cruces, New Mexico churches Sunday morning.
  • Investigators Probe Fires At 6 Black Churches In 5 Southern States

    06/29/2015 7:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sam Sanders
    Investigators continue their examination of a fire at the Glover Grove Baptist Church of Warrenville, S.C. Fires damaged Glover Grove and some other black churches in the days following nine shooting deaths at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, raising concerns that the incidents were hate-inspired arsons. Now, in the case of Glover Grove, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has released the following statement, saying it still doesn't know how the blaze started. "Based upon the scene examination and the evidence collected, agents were unable to determine an exact origin or fire cause. As a result, agents were unable to...
  • Israel Uncooperative After Historic Church in the Holy Land Burned, Vandalized

    06/25/2015 6:53:54 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 27 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The state of Israel is blocking the release of details on the recent arson attack against a historical Catholic church by the Sea of Galilee, namely the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish in Tabgha. It resides at the site where Christ miraculously multiplied loaves and fish to feed 5,000 people.Aside from being damaged by the fire, the church was also vandalized with Hebrew graffiti messages such as "Death to non-Jews" and "False idols will be eliminated." The incident marked the second time since last year the building has been attacked.Sixteen Jewish seminary students were arrested,...
  • Fire At Black Church In North Carolina Ruled Arson

    06/25/2015 9:45:23 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies ^ | June 24, 2015
    <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators with the Charlotte Fire Department in North Carolina say a fire at a predominantly black church is arson.</p> <p>A statement from the fire department said it took about an hour Wednesday to get the fire at Briar Creek Road Baptist Church under control. Two firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries.</p>
  • Vandals set fire at Florida church, write 'Allahu Akbar'

    02/17/2015 12:26:43 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 35 replies ^ | February 17, 2015 | Daniel Dahm
    A possible hate crime is under investigation after a fire was set at a Central Florida church, where vandals also spray-painted "Allahu Akbar." The incident happened around 3 a.m. Monday at the New Shiloh Christian Church in Melbourne. About 1,500 members attend the church. Melbourne police said officers and firefighters discovered the blaze after a fire alarm sounded. Arson was the expected cause, police said. Fire sprinklers helped contain the flames to a storage unit connected to the 125,000-square-foot building. The words "Allahu Akbar" were spray-painted on the storage unit. "Allahu Akbar" is an Arabic phrase typically translated as "God...
  • Egyptian Islamists Murder Young Christian, After Dragging Her From Car

    04/02/2014 7:47:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 1, 2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Eyewitnesses have given a harrowing account of the murder in Cairo of a young Coptic Christian woman, hauled out of her car and beaten and stabbed to death by a Muslim mob, apparently targeted because of a cross hanging from her rear-view mirror. The incident occurred in the Cairo suburb of Ain Shams after mosque prayer services on Friday, ... 25-year-old Mary Sameh George was attacked in her car near a church, where she planned to deliver medicine to an ill and elderly woman. Protestors climbed onto her car, collapsing the roof, then hauled her from the vehicle, beating and...
  • Man to College Pro-Life Group: I Want ‘A World Where All Your Churches Burn’

    09/28/2013 4:52:01 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 52 replies ^ | september 28, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A video uploaded to YouTube by a pro-life organization appears to show a university student verbally attacking a campus pro-life group on Thursday. Students For Life said in an email that the video, which has garnered a little over 2k views since it was posted Thursday, captures “one of the most disturbing ones our team has yet to take on a college campus.” The 26-second clip appears to show an unidentified student at Indiana University approaching the pro-life college group, allegedly upset with a display they had erected on the campus. “You’re in conflict with the world that I want...
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church catches fire Saturday in Opelika

    07/14/2013 8:31:11 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies
    Opelika-Auburn News ^ | 07/14/2013 | Tamiko Lowery
    Editor's note: On Sunday morning, officials with the fire department confirmed that the sanctuary was actually spared.The bells at Trinity Presbyterian Church will not toll this morning as flames engulfed the historic church Saturday night after a fire spread from the attic and brought the roof down. Capt. Scott McBurney of the Opelika Fire Department said he believed the church was struck by lightning. McBurney, who lives near Trinity, said he heard thunder and then a pop an hour before the station received a call at approximately 6:46 p.m. "We were on the scene in three minutes," McBurney said. "Smoke...
  • Tamil Nadu, more anti-Christian violence: Pentecostal church torched

    04/09/2013 3:52:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Asia News ^ | 4/9/13 | Nirmala Carvalho
    Religious intolerance against the Christian minority is intensifying in Tamil Nadu. Overnight a group of unknown people set fire to Bethel Bible Church, a Pentecostal church in the village Puthasanthai (district of Namakal). Thanks providential intervention of two members of the community, who were sleeping in the building, the fire was extinguished before demolishing the place of worship. Rev. Paul Arguman reported the matter to the police, who have placed surveillance units around the church and "vowed" to bring the perpetrators to justice. According to Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), the Hindu Munnani,...
  • Suspected victim of hate crime charged with setting fires, painting racial slurs on his own home

    04/04/2013 10:04:52 AM PDT · by Stoat · 22 replies
    A Petersburg minister whose Chesterfield County house was set on fire last month and sparked a potential hate crime probe has been charged with setting the fires himself. Chesterfield police arrested and charged Olander D. Cuthrell, 41, of the 7800 block of Little Ridge Court, on two counts of felony arson. Cuthrell is a minister at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg. At about 4:30 a.m. on March 15, police were called to Cuthrell's residence where it was reported that a car and a porch were on fire. Both fires were extinguished and no one was injured. A racial slur...
  • Police: Va. Minister Painted Racial Slurs on House Before Setting It On Fire

    04/04/2013 8:27:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    CBS Local DC ^ | April 4, 2013
    <p>CHESTERFIELD, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — A minister at a Virginia church faces charges of setting his house and car in Chesterfield County on fire.</p> <p>Chesterfield County police had investigated the fires as a possible hate crime because a racial slur had been painted on the house. Police believe 41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell, who is black, painted the slurs on his home before he set it on fire.</p>
  • Historic Damascus synagogue looted and burned

    03/31/2013 6:26:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Jerusalem Post Newspaper ^ | 04/01/2013 | JTA
    The 2,000-year-old Jobar Synagogue in the Syrian capital of Damascus was looted and burned to the ground. The Syrian army loyal to President Bashar Assad and rebel forces are blaming each other for the destruction of the historic synagogue ... The Jobar synagogue was built atop a cave that, according to tradition, was used by the prophet Elijah to conceal himself from prosecution. The synagogue is said to have been built by Elijah's successor, the prophet Elisha, and repaired during the first century by Eleazar ben Arach.
  • Austria: Three Churches Burned at Same Time

    12/23/2012 1:06:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    IslamvsEurope ^ | 12.23.2012 | Cheradenine Zakalwe
    Three churches in the Austrian town of Amstetten (pop: 21,000) were burned this morning. All of the indications point to arson. Several eye-witnesses saw a suspect. As is their custom, the police and newspapers have given a detailed account of his stature and clothing, but fail to mention his skin colour. Amstetten has a large Mohammedan population.
  • Indiana Man Got 'Riled Up' Watching Fox News, Drank 45 Beers, And Then Set Fire To A Mosque

    12/21/2012 11:21:22 AM PST · by blam · 70 replies
    TBI ^ | 12-21-2012 | Aleksi Tzatzev
    Indiana Man Got 'Riled Up' Watching Fox News, Drank 45 Beers, And Then Set Fire To A Mosque Aleksi TzatzevDec. 21, 2012, 10:13 AMA 52-year-old truck driver has pleaded guilty to driving from his home in Indiana to set a mosque on fire in Ohio, Toledo Blade reported yesterday. Randolph Linn said he got "riled up" watching Fox News and drank 45 beers in seven hours before setting the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo on fire, according to The Sentinel-Tribune. The drive from his Indiana home to the mosque was nearly two hours. Linn said he wanted "to get some...
  • Pakistani Church Burned By Islamic extremists

    09/23/2012 12:41:32 PM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies
    Continental News ^ | Sep 23, 2012
    Islamic extremists have attacked an Anglican Church in Mardan Pakistan and an adjoining school. Some believe the stimulus was the government announced day of protest against an anti-Islam film. The attack occurred on Sept. 21. According to a news release from the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA), protesters set the church and school on fire and looted the premises, taking everything from computers to chairs and whatever else seemed valuable from the school. The BPCA said that Muslims desecrated Bibles and religious artefacts, especially many of which were used in ceremonies within the Anglican church. Many were brought out into...
  • Muslim mob burns Catholic church in Sudan capital

    04/22/2012 11:24:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2012 | MOHAMED SAEED
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- A Muslim mob set ablaze a Catholic church frequented by Southern Sudanese in the capital Khartoum, witnesses and media reports said on Sunday. The church in Khartoum's Al-Jiraif district was built on a disputed plot of land, but the Saturday night incident appeared to be part of the fallout from ongoing hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan over control of an oil town on their ill-defined border.
  • Church-Burning Video Used to Promote Atheist Event at Ft. Bragg

    01/27/2012 3:00:54 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/26/2012 | Fox News
    Atheists are using a music video that celebrates the burning of churches and synagogues to promote an upcoming atheist-themed festival at Fort Bragg. “Rock Beyond Belief” is scheduled to be held on the parade field at Fort Bragg in March. The event was created in part as a response to a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association event that was held last year. FOLLOW TODD ON FACEBOOK! Justin Griffith, who organized “Rock Beyond Belief,” said he was personally offended that a Christian evangelical event like “Rock the Fort” was held on the base. “We felt it was entirely inappropriate for anyone to...
  • Islamists Torch Churches in Tanzania

    08/05/2011 8:22:18 AM PDT · by WorthyNews · 1 replies
    Worthy News ^ | 8/5/2011 | Joseph DeCaro
    Islamists burned down a church on Zanzibar Island Saturday just three days after another church facility there was reduced to ashes.
  • Two Indonesian Churches Torched

    08/05/2011 8:23:54 AM PDT · by WorthyNews · 1 replies
    Worthy News ^ | 8/5/2011 | Joseph DeCaro
    Two house churches in Riau were burned down Tuesday, the latest of a series of attacks on minority religious groups in Indonesia.
  • Fire engulfs, destroys church in Hacienda Heights [California]

    04/16/2011 12:28:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    KABC) ^ | Saturday, April 16, 2011 | Darsha Philips
    A fire engulfed and destroyed a Catholic church in Hacienda Heights along the 1300 block of Turnbull Canyon Road. The blaze broke out at St. John Vianney shortly after midnight on Saturday. The priest, who was asleep in the rectory adjacent to the church, realized the building was on fire when he heard loud popping noises. The church was fully engulfed when fire crews and arson investigators arrived on scene. Authorities said the fire was raging hottest in the auditorium of the church. They said the wooden pew inside the auditorium accelerated the blaze. It took firefighters several hours to...
  • Muslims Target Catholic Priests; Churches Burned And Over 1000 Christians Slaughtered

    04/04/2011 7:59:34 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 33 replies
    ...most of the front page news you will see is about a loony Pastor of a small Florida Church burning a Koran…..Bizarro World I tell you. I wonder what the Obama doctrine says about this? At least 1,000 Christians were slaughtered this week in at the Salesian Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus mission in Duekoue, Ivory Coast by Muslim troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara. The state-run media has been slow to report the story. The conflict in Ivory Coast began in 2002. The country is divided between the Muslim north and Christian south. This is a conflict that has...
  • Texas church burners get burned

    12/16/2010 4:29:21 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 8 replies
    Dallas News ^ | December 16, 2010 | Lee Hancock
    This is excerpted from the local newsrag. I don't want to stomp on anybody's copyright here so I hope this posting is OK with the mods.
  • Ohio Arson Fires Destroy Four Structures [Ohio; Includes a church]

    10/17/2010 2:01:01 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies ^ | Posted October 15, 2010; Updated October 16, 2010, 8:14 am | n/a
    "Ohio Arson Fires Destroy Four Structures Nineteen fire departments responded to blazes at a flea market, a church and two vacant businesses." SNIPPET: "Four fires were deliberately set within two hours in southern Stark County and northern Tuscarawas County between the late night hours of Oct. 13 and into the following day, according to The Canton Repository. Arson fires at a Strasburg flea market, a Beach City church and two vacant stores raged and several neighboring structures sustained collateral damage. In all, 19 fire departments attempted to limit the damage caused by the blazes." SNIPPET: "A report of another fire...
  • Indonesia: Arson Attack Against Saint Joseph Chapel in Central Java

    10/17/2010 1:41:23 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 1+ views
    ("Source: Asia News") via SPERO ^ | October 15, 2010 By Asia News | n/a
    "Indonesia: Arson attack against Saint Joseph Chapel in Central Java" SNIPPET: "Shepherds see smoke coming from the front of the chapel; they find inflammable material ready for ignition. Local Catholics exclude the attacker or attackers are local because of good interfaith relations. Another attempted arson attack is registered at a local Protestant church." SNIPPET: "Jakarta – Someone tried to set fire to the small Chapel of Saint Joseph in Pare, a few kilometres from Delanggu subdistrict in Klaten Regency (Central Java). The building is regularly used by local Catholics to pray during weekends. On Wednesday, a group of young shepherds...
  • Arson blamed for fire that destroyed Mormon church in Mukilteo Washington

    10/16/2010 7:37:24 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 194 replies · 3+ views
    The Herald ^ | October 16, 2010 | Gale Fiege
    MUKILTEO — Arson is the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a church building next door to Kamiak High School, fire and police officials said. No one was injured in the blaze. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s office, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Mukilteo Fire and Police departments concluded Saturday afternoon that the fire was started outside near the back entry of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at the corner of Harbour Pointe Boulevard and Chennault Beach Drive. The two-alarm fire, first reported shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, has...
  • Ted Hayes Debates Rev. Eric Lee on Glenn Becks Restoring Honor Rally in Washington DC

    08/30/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 7 replies
    A 33 year old Hispanic man has been arrested for the church burning. He is being held on an Immigration Hold. The Church is in the middle of 18th Street Gang Territory. The residents of a house owned by and adjacent to the church were threatened, and two days before the fire, the house was shot up by an AK 47
  • Glenn Beck Accused Redcoats of Burning Churches ("VANITY")

    08/28/2010 7:51:41 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 116 replies
    N/A | 8/28/2010 | Me
    I didn't see any comments about Glenn Beck's 1st words on his Friday TV show. He talked about the "Black Robe Regiment", and said that Brits largely blamed churches/preachers for fomenting the Revolution. Then he said as a result, when the Redcoats came here upon the war starting, they burned churches because of this. Then he said they even "locked up people inside and burned them".
  • Indonesia: Churches Burned

    03/22/2010 12:44:21 AM PDT · by STD · 7 replies · 546+ views ^ | 03/22/10 |
    Indonesia: Churches Burned On Jan. 22, two church buildings under construction in North Sumatra, Indonesia, were burned by suspected Islamic extremists, according to Compass Direct News.
  • Nigeria: Muslims Burn Down 8 Churches

    02/26/2010 2:43:03 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 6 replies · 239+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | February 26th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    The Islamic scriptures state that Jesus will return as a Muslim, and destroy Christianity. Of course I do not believe this, but in the mean time Muslims are certainly doing their part in attacking Christianity. As I have said in the past, all non-Islamic religions, and Atheists need to take a stand against this common enemy, before they destroy life as we know it. “Muslim Mob Burns Down Christian Shops, 8 Churches in Nigeria”
  • Churches burning in east Texas

    02/09/2010 6:11:37 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 33 replies · 787+ views
    KYTX ^ | Feb 09, 2010 4:57 PM CST | Anthony Austin
    Seven church fires so far this year have been ruled arson in the general east Texas area. What makes somebody burn a house of worship? The Klan used to do that, early in the last century and late in the century before that. I have nothing but contempt for anybody, of any race or creed, who would do such an evil thing. I found myself in a small town in Arkansas in the early 80s and began to realize the Klan was not just some fantasy. Coming from Dallas, this was quite a revelation to me, I couldn't believe they...
  • Bradninch church blaze arson probe [Baptist Church, UK]

    02/09/2010 12:57:42 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 241+ views
    THIS IS ^ | February 8, 2010, 7:12 | n/a
    "Bradninch church blaze arson probe" Monday, February 08, 2010, 07:12 SNIPPET: "ARSONISTS are believed to be responsible for a fire that has destroyed part of a church in Bradninch. Church and Scout leaders have expressed their sadness at the blaze that broke out in an annexe at the back of the Bradninch Baptist Church just after 11pm on Friday." SNIPPET: "The fire service said 25 per cent of the roof and 50 per cent of the first floor of the annexe was severely damaged by fire, while half of the ground floor was damaged by smoke. Investigations are on-going but...
  • 3 accused of Taiping church-school arson acts plead not guilty

    02/09/2010 12:09:11 AM PST · by Cindy · 1 replies · 185+ views
    THE MALAYSIAN ^ | February 8, 2010 | n/a
    "3 accused of Taiping church-school arson acts plead not guilty" SNIPPET: "TAIPING, Feb 8 — Three men pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to causing mischief by fire at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Convent and the All Saints Church on Jan 10. Andidi Rosidi, 22, Abdul Fattah Shaharuddin, 29, and Muhamad Ab. Wahab, 20, all self-employed and from Kamunting, were produced in the Magistrate’s Court last Tuesday but no plea was recorded then because the Sessions Court judge was on leave and they were not represented. Andidi is charged with committing the offence at SMK Convent in...
  • Suspect arrested in church fires [Canada]

    01/23/2010 9:30:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 626+ views
    EDMONTON ^ | January 23, 2010 | BY LAURA DRAKE
    SNIPPET: "EDMONTON — A man has been charged with setting fires that destroyed two Wetaskiwin churches in October. RCMP arrested 23-year-old Peter Terence Jones Jan. 20 in Wawa, Ont. on two counts of arson and three counts of break and enter. He is charged with an Oct. 13 fire that levelled Wetaskiwin First United Church and a fire the next day that damaged St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church. The blazes put the community's religious leaders on high alert and some implemented extra safety precautions." SNIPPET: "Jones is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin court Jan. 26."
  • Church fire hotline set up, investigation continues (East Texas Arson)

    01/23/2010 4:36:12 PM PST · by happinesswithoutpeace · 24 replies · 809+ views
    KLTV ^ | Jan 22, 2010 | Philippe Djegal
    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The East Texas church arson investigation continues as federal, state and local law enforcement establish a command center in Tyler, sharing information that could lead to an arrest of the person or persons suspected of lighting six churches on fire. Investigators say that they won't stop the search until the suspects are caught. "It is our community," said Chief Neal Franklin, with the Tyler Fire Department. "We care deeply about this." "We go to churches here," said Clay Alexander, an ATF agent. "We have friends that go to churches here." "We're very serious about catching any...
  • Indonesia: 1000 Muslims Burn Down Two Churches

    01/23/2010 10:36:48 AM PST · by Islaminaction · 19 replies · 630+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | January 23rd, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    The recent uptick of the Islamic “tolerance” of Christianity continues and this time the hate has arisen in Indonesia. Isn’t Indonesia supposed to be one of those so called “moderate” Islamic countries? 01/23/2010 INDONESIA North Sumatra, two Protestant churches burnt: “too many faithful and too many prayers” by Mathias Hariyadi At least 1,000 people set fire to the Pentecostal community places of worship.
  • Orlando Bahai Center goes up in flames

    10/31/2009 1:02:29 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 28 replies · 1,318+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 27, 2009 | Jeff Kunerth and Bianca Prieto
    Arson investigators were looking Tuesday into two fires in three days that destroyed the Orlando Bahį'ķ Center in Orlando. The first fire in the one-story wood building on Hillcrest Street was reported at 4:48 a.m. Sunday. When the Orlando Fire Department responded to the second blaze at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, flames were shooting through the roof. "It is unusual for something like that to happen, especially this much down time between the two," said Orlando Fire Department Commander Vicki Robles. A spokesperson for the Bahį'ķ Center said the fires are baffling to the members, who number about 300 in the...
  • Nationalists target Calvary Chapel Kaharlyk in Ukraine with firebomb attack

    10/18/2009 1:46:17 AM PDT · by Cindy · 50 replies · 2,108+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | October 16, 2009 | Peter Wooding
    Note: Photos included. Note: The following text is a quote: Friday, October 16, 2009 Nationalists target Calvary Chapel Kaharlyk in Ukraine with firebomb attack By Peter Wooding Special to ASSIST News Service KAHARLYK, UKRAINE (ANS) -- The pastor of Calvary Chapel Kaharlyk, just south of Kiev in Ukraine, is thanking God for His protection, after their church building, where his family lives, was hit by a firebomb attack by suspected nationalists. In the early hours of Wednesday October 14th the attackers sprayed painted on the church wall: Ā“Out with SectsĀ” Ā“Š˛Š£Š¯Ā” an abbreviated name for a Ukrainian Nationalist movement. Pastor...
  • Official: Satan-Loving Teen Lights Church Fire

    09/19/2009 7:24:58 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 22 replies · 877+ views
    KCRA ^ | 15 Sep | Not given
    ORANGEVALE, Calif. -- A 15-year-old girl who allegedly worships Satan was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of lighting a fire at her Orangevale church. The blaze occurred at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the corner of Hazel and Cherry avenues. Christian Pebbles of Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said the teen made it clear why she started the blaze, which damaged church pews. “She hates the church and she worships the devil,” Pebbles said. “That’s the reason why.” Pebbles said the teen was taken into custody on suspicion of felony arson. “Well, you know, kids sometimes don’t always...
  • Fire Destroys Bronx Mosque

    09/18/2009 1:48:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 56 replies · 1,834+ views ^ | Updated September 18, 2009, 3:38 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The flames broke out around 11 p.m. in the mosque on East 166th Street in Morrisania and then spread. It took several hours to get it under control. Three firefighters were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. "The whole place was gone. The fire started inside the store and it was burning for like two hours and then everything started blowing, exploding," said local resident Lenroy Carr. The cause is still under investigation."
  • Official: Satan-Loving Teen Lights Church Fire

    09/16/2009 1:57:24 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 23 replies · 955+ views
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | September 15, 2009
    ORANGEVALE, Calif. -- A 15-year-old girl who allegedly worships Satan was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of lighting a fire at her Orangevale church. The blaze occurred at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the corner of Hazel and Cherry avenues. Christian Pebbles of Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said the teen made it clear why she started the blaze, which damaged church pews. "She hates the church and she worships the devil," Pebbles said. "That's the reason why." Pebbles said the teen was taken into custody on suspicion of felony arson. "Well, you know, kids sometimes don't always...
  • Muslims Set Church Ablaze But Egyptian Security Implicates a Christian Copts

    07/14/2009 3:53:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 338+ views
    United Copts ^ | July 13 2009 | Mary Abdelmassih/AINA
    In a continuation of the ongoing wave of arson attacks on Coptic places of worship, the Church of St. Abaskharion Kellini, in the village of Ezbet Bassilious, Beni Mazar, was burnt down at noon on July 11 by Muslim village inhabitants. No one was injured. A source in Bani Mazar Diocese told Free Copts advocacy the fire was instigated and directed as usual by State Security, aiming "to prevent prayers in new churches throughout both the Upper Egyptian provinces of Minya and of Beni Suef." Reverend Abraham Phillobos, pastor of the torched Church told Coptic News Bulletin that the Security...
  • Why did the press ignore the firebombing of Sarah Palin’s church?

    06/12/2009 6:25:41 AM PDT · by curth · 40 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 11 | Dave Gibson
    On the night of December 12, 2008, the Wasilla Bible Church was set ablaze by arsonists. At the time, several women and children were inside working on a craft project. They were alerted to the fire when the alarm began sounding, by that time, the front of the church was engulfed in flames. Firefighters began arriving shortly after 9:40 p.m. It took crews from several local communities until 5 a.m. to fully extinguish the blaze. The fire caused close to $1 million in damages. It did not take long for investigators to determine that the fire was an act of...
  • 40 New Hampshire Christian center homes burn on Easter Sunday

    04/12/2009 7:57:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 804+ views
    AP ^ | 4/12/09
    A massive Easter fire has damaged dozens of buildings on the grounds of a Christian center in New Hampshire. Fire Marshal William Degnan says 40 cottage-type seasonal homes believed to have been unoccupied burned at the Alton Bay Christian Conference Center, 30 miles northeast of Concord.
  • Church fire an act of arson, officials say

    02/24/2009 10:51:20 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 9 replies · 694+ views
    Boston Gliar ^ | February 24, 2009 | Maria Cramer
    Early Saturday morning, someone crept into the New Fellowship Baptist Church, walked past thousands of dollars worth of audio equipment and computers and set fire to the balcony and altar, then fled as the Dorchester building went up in flames, fire officials and the church's pastor said yesterday.
  • Arsonist intended murder at Palin's church

    01/29/2009 6:38:40 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 11 replies · 630+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 28, 2009
    The information comes through blogger Kevin "Coach" Collins, who writes the Collins Report. Reports have confirmed that Senior Pastor Larry Kroon is expecting services to resume at the building on Sunday, following the Dec. 12 blaze that affected offices, classrooms and the main entry. The blaze is under investigation as a suspected arson and it is Palin's attendance at the church that has suggested a motivation, although investigators say they have not confirmed any links. The church has set up a special website to update members on the restoration process. "Clearly this was an attack caused by Governor Palin's connection...
  • Arsonist intended murder at Palin's church? (The dementia of the always turns deadly)

    01/29/2009 7:14:37 AM PST · by jessduntno · 6 replies · 662+ views
    Arsonist intended murder at Palin's church? Report: Alarm, phone wires cut, fire set at entrance © 2009 WorldNetDaily A leader at Wasilla Bible Church in Alaska suspects the arsonist who started fires that left $1 million in damages intended murder and possibly targeted the church because of the attendance of Gov. Sarah Palin, whose Christian faith became an issue during her 2008 campaign with Sen. John McCain. "Clearly this was an attack caused by Governor Palin's connection to this little Christian church," writes blogger Kevin Collins in his Collins Report. Collins said a church elder, Tom Ryan, confirmed the case...