The media and terror-linked Muslim groups like CAIR were quick to paint the Christmas Day torching of a Houston mosque as an example of Islamo-faux-bia, a blatant hate crime blared left-wing tabloid Salon, and even suggesting Donald Trump’s America-first policies were to blame.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, a nearby banquet hall provided a place for the Muslims to pray on Christmas and until their mosque is repaired.
Now that a devout Muslim has been charged with arson in the mosque fire you’ll hear crickets. Another in a growing list of mosque attacks by Muslims for which Muslims and the media immediately and falsely blame Americans.
Source: Devout Muslim Man charged with setting Houston mosque fire was a devout attendee – Houston Chronicle
A Houston man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day.
A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the man was arrested early Wednesday, sometime after midnight, and appeared in court 7 a.m. Wednesday.
The suspect, Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, of Houston, appeared in court at 7 a.m., spokeswoman Nicole Strong said.
Moore told investigators he had been at the mosque earlier on Dec. 25 to pray, and had left at about 2 p.m. to go home. Moore told investigators he was the last person to leave the mosque and saw no smoke or other signs of fire when he left. He had returned to the scene after hearing about the fire from a friend.
Using surveillance video from multiple businesses nearby, investigators were able to identify Moore, according to records. A search warrant of his home was conducted, in which investigators recovered a backpack and clothing that seemingly matched that which was seen in surveillance footage, as well as one half of a two-pack of charcoal lighter fluid bottles that seemed to match another lighter fluid bottle found inside the mosque.
It took about 80 firefighters to put out the two-alarm blaze at the storefront mosque in Savoy Plaza, near Wilcrest Drive and West Bellfort.
Though the suspect said he was a regular at the mosque, MJ Khan, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, which operates the mosque, said he was unfamiliar with Moore. “We are just looking into it ourselves,” he said Wednesday morning after learning of the arrest.
“We are really very surprised and saddened by this whole thing,” said Khan.
No doubt Khan and others (e.g., terror-linked CAIR) were hoping it was an infidel who did it.
Why is this mosque in a retail strip mall anyway?