Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hate Crime Against Mosque By Who Else?

No, not one of those knuckle-dragging Tea Part Southern Baptist sorts.  From 12/30/15 NBC News:
The suspect in a "suspicious" fire at a Houston mosque is an adherent who attended services there, officials said Wednesday.

Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, of Houston, was arrested Wednesday morning for the Christmas Day blaze, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told NBC News.

Moore told investigators he had attended the mosque for five years, coming five times a day to pray, reported The Houston Chronicle. MJ Khan, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, confirmed at a press conference Wednesday afternoon that Moore did attend prayer services there, but added, "I wouldn't call him a regular."

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

The Mosque leaders are trying to minimize his inside connection by saying he wasn't such a regular attendee. The fact that he still uses his Christian name will help them in this effort.
I wonder if such "inside jobs" as this one account for most or all of the recent increase in hate crimes against Muslims.