Georgia: Muslim arrested for setting Marietta mosque on fire

via Suspect in mosque arson could be in country illegally  |, hat tip Atlas Shrugs who has more on the fake anti-Muslim crimes.

A Muslim man charged with setting fire to a Marietta mosque may be in the country illegally, law enforcement officials confirmed Thursday.

Mosque leaders said Tamsir Mendy, who describes himself as a “devout Muslim,” had attended their prayer services for a few weeks, according to police.

Tamsir Mendy, 26, a native of Gambia, has been charged with first-degree arson and is being held without bail at the Cobb County detention center, said Scott Tucker, Marietta assistant fire chief.

Federal authorities have placed an “ICE detainer” on Mendy — meaning he will be handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for possible deportation after his case is adjudicated, said Cobb sheriff’s department spokeswoman Nancy Bodiford.

Mendy emerged as a suspect during an investigation by the Marietta Fire Department  and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials, Tucker said.  He was taken into custody at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Marietta Fire Department headquarters. There are currently no other suspects, Tucker said.

Officials said accelerants were used in the fire, but they would not elaborate on any of the evidence found during the investigation, or on any possible motives.

Investigators have ruled out the possibility that the arson was a hate crime.

In addition to questioning members of the mosque, investigators were also questioning members of an adjacent mosque nearby. A land disagreement almost three years ago divided the members into two factions.

What Muslim factions are fighting in Georgia? Google shows 20+ mosques in the Atlanta, GA area! From their website, it looks like the local Muslim group was bamboozled by terror-linked ICNA over some real estate.

Also in Marietta: A Georgia middle school’s lesson on Islam

And about those crime stats: Anti-Muslim crimes drop again in 2008, anti-Jew/Christian crimes increased

8 thoughts on “Georgia: Muslim arrested for setting Marietta mosque on fire

  1. Typical. Bigots fantacising that everyone else shares their bigotry. When it doesn’t show up, they fake it.

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  3. What was unsurprising is that the morning after the fire, the local radio was saying that the congregation of the mosque was demanding an FBI investigation into it being a possible hate crime. I thought to myself, “I bet one of their own members did it to whip up the appearance of Islamophobia.

    Sure enough, by lunchtime the same local news station was reporting that it was in fact one of the mosque’s own members.

    I think it would be sweet justice for the FBI to accept the invitation anyway and investigate all the associations of the arsonist within the mosque. The Marietta police have already declared that “we know he was acting alone.” The Marietta PD mean well, but they’re in over their heads and don’t understand that there are seldomly true lone wolves in Islam.

  4. Probably needed a greencard or was advised by kingshit, I meant cheifBigshit of the mosque. probaly needed renovations to the mosk(I know how to spell mosque) for insurance fraud. but, our best bet? deport him. He’s history. now, his own will finish him for the action!
    A mosque is the holiest place. 2 3rd world toilets.
    hole3=the corpse of any wife or woman that hasn’t complied to Lucifer.
    hole4=the corpses of minors who didn’t comply!

  5. Judging by the comments made here I see alot of hatred and misunderstanding.

    One of the most important virtues that I take from Chritianity and the teachings of Prophet Jesus is humility. Be humble enough to ask someone who practices Islam what their religion means to them and what does it say about respect and tolerance to all beings male and female Muslim and non Muslim.

    “The ink from a scriber is more sacred than the blood of a martyr” the Prophet Muhammad

    “They are either your brother in religion or your equal in humanity” Imam Ali the Forth Caliph

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