The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the FBI to investigate this arson attack as a possible "hate crime." CAIR's Honest Ibe Hooper suggested it was caused by "anti-Muslim bigotry." Naeem Baig, vice president of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Circle of North America, said that the arson attack was one of the "incidents of Islamophobia [that] are on the rise in our country."
But unfortunately for these lying charlatans, the arson attack was set by a Muslim, a member of the mosque, who was apparently trying to fabricate an anti-Muslim hate crime. CAIR has claimed that "anti-Muslim hate crimes" have risen sharply in the U.S. since 9/11. In fact, the rate of such crimes has actually dropped. CAIR knows well that victimhood is big business: insofar as they can claim protected victim status for Muslims in the U.S., they can deflect unwanted scrutiny and any critical examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify violence and supremacism.
That's most likely why CAIR and others have not hesitated to stoop even to fabricating "hate crimes." They want and need hate crimes against Muslims, because they can use them for political points and as weapons to intimidate people into remaining silent about the jihad threat.
"Muslim community member charged in Marietta mosque fire," by Janel Davis for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 8 (thanks to Candace and Twostellas):
A member of the Muslim community is suspected of setting the fire that occurred at a Marietta mosque Monday night, Marietta fire officials said Thursday.
Mosque leaders said Tamsir Mendy, who describes himself as a "devout Muslim," had attended their prayer services for a few weeks, according to police.
Tamsir Mendy, 26, a native of Gambia, has been charged with 1st degree arson and is being held without bail at the Cobb County detention center, said Scott Tucker, Marietta assistant fire chief....
Officials have ruled out the possibility that the arson was a hate crime, and did not provide details on any possible motives for the fire.
Call me, fellas. I'll explain it to you.