Saturday, January 28, 2017
Mosque Fire In Texas Following Muslim Ban
Hours after bigoted demagogue Donald "Rump" Trump signed an Executive Order banning Muslims from specific countries from entering the U.S. for up to 120 days, a mosque in Victoria, Texas was set on fire last night. No one was injured in the fire, according to local fire officials, who are working with State and Federal law enforcement officials in their investigation. The mosque was burglarized last week, making arson as the cause of the fire more likely.
The fire also follows an anti-Muslim forum in Austin, Texas on January 26 attended by Islamophobes, among them wingnut shrieker Pam Geller of "Ground Zero Mosque" infamy. The investigation into the fire at the mosque should determine connections, if any, but the confluence of that "forum" and Rump's order with the subsequent mosque fire is striking.
BONUS: Rump's order is already causing refugees, including people who worked for the U.S. Government in Iraq, to be detained at airports. This is a developing shitstorm that's unnecessary, counterproductive, and highly immoral.