Monday, August 30, 2010
Why are they clowning in my home state?
In Murfreesboro, Tennessee, someone set the Mosque's site ground on fire.
This is a mess. I hope they find the fools who did this.
"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.
Accelerants are substances that help start or spread fires.
A call to the Mufreesboro Fire Department on Sunday evening was not answered.
"It really put fear into the community," Ayash said.
"Our children are heartbroken," she said. "When we broke ground a few weeks ago, they could see the new Islamic center as something that was tangible, something that was going to happen."
"Now someone had so much hatred to rip the joy out of their hearts," she said.