CNN’s Belief Blog: Feds Investigate Fire at Site of Future Tennessee Mosque
A fire at the future site of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is under investigation but “you can reasonably make the assumption” that it was arson, an FBI spokesman told CNN Sunday.
“The evidence is being analyzed to see what the origin of the fire was,” Keith Moses, an assistant special agent with the FBI in Nashville, told CNN Sunday. “We have to follow the facts.”
The fire, which struck early Saturday morning at the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, is under investigation by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
The fire consumed an earth mover and damaged three other vehicles, according to Camie Ayash, a spokesperson for the mosque. Ayash said that the Mufreesboro Fire Department told her that the vehicles had been doused with an accelerant.
My guess? This will go the way of the nooses found on various college campuses, as well as the vandalism to a Colorado Democrat’s campaign headquarters, and we’ll soon find out that this fire was caused by lefties taking advantage of the increased fervor over the Ground Zero Mosque and looking to advance their own cause.
At least, I hope so. I don’t know many people who feel that the Muslim group in New York does NOT have the right to build the mosque. I’m sure they’re out there — I just hope that this was indeed another hoax. Otherwise, as the best argument against the Ground Zero Mosque is their freedom to build it elsewhere without complaint, those who felt it necessary to burn construction vehicles at another site sure didn’t help us any.