Islamic supremacists need anti-Muslim hate crimes to further their claims that Muslims are being victimized unfairly by counter-terror efforts, and that therefore those counter-terror efforts should cease. In this case, Hamas-linked terror org CAIR called for a hate crime investigation, and other Islamic supremacists rushed to claim it was a hate crime. Will they now retract and apologize? Of course not. Like Hitler’s army, they only advance, never retreat.
“Texas Islamic Center Fire Appears Not to be a Hate Crime,” by Lana Shadwick, Breitbart, February 16, 2015 (thanks to David):
HOUSTON, Texas – An arrest was announced at 6 p.m. Monday night at the Houston Fire Department Arson Headquarters in connection with the February 13th Quba Islamic Institute fire. Darryl Ferguson, age 55 of Houston, has been charged with arson. It appears the fire is not a hate crime. Ferguson told reporters at the police station that he was just trying to keep warm and the fire was an accident.
Ferguson approached detectives who were investigating in the area around the Islamic Institute and asked to talk to them, according toABC13 News in Houston. He is reported to have voluntarily admitted to setting the fire.
Breitbart Texas reported on the day of the fire that Houston fire officials confirmed that an accelerant was used to start the blaze. The early morning fire destroyed a storage area at a southeast Houston Islamic community and education center. The fire began at about 5 a.m. last Friday morning. A warehouse used to store books, furniture and supplies was destroyed but the mosque and school were untouched….
Why would an anti-Muslim hatemonger set a fire but not at the mosque?
According to ABC13 News, Ferguson also has a criminal history for credit card abuse, trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, and prostitution. His criminal history does not include arson.
Breitbart Texas journalist Bob Price reported after the fire that left-of-center media appeared to have jumped to conclusions about who may have started the inferno and that the fire was started intentionally and was a hate crime.