A Houston man was sentenced Friday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to starting a fire at a mosque on Christmas Day.
Gary Nathaniel Moore, 38 of Houston, was arrested last year in connection with a fire at 2 p.m. on Dec. 25 at a storefront mosque in the 1200 block of Wilcrest.
Moore told investigators at the scene that he had attended the mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week, according to court records.
Moore pleaded guilty to arson and using a fire as a deadly weapon, an enhancement which means he will have to serve at least half of the prison time before being eligible for parole.
Moore’s attorney, who would not give his name, declined to answer questions after the brief hearing in state District Judge Jan Krocker’s court.
Another in a long and growing list of CAIR’s fake hate crimes…perpetrated by Muslims and blamed on Americans. Recall, the devout Muslim who set this Houston mosque fire attended the mosque 5 times a day!
Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch writes: Muslim pleads guilty to mosque arson that Hamas-linked CAIR called “hate incident”
Hamas-linked CAIR, designated a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates, and other Muslims have on many occasions not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating “hate crimes,” including attacks on mosques.
Most notably, in February, a New Jersey Muslim was found guilty of murder that he tried to portray as an “Islamophobic” attack, and in 2014 in California, a Muslim was found guilty of killing his wife, after first blaming her murder on “Islamophobia.”