MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Authorities are investigating a fire that damaged at least one construction vehicle at a Tennessee site where a new mosque is being built.
Federal investigators won't say whether they believe the fire early Saturday was intentionally set at the suburban Nashville project, which has faced vehement opposition.
Still, a spokeswoman for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro said the fire has frightened the area's Muslim community.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Eric Kehn said Sunday the investigation was still in an early phase. The FBI and local sheriff are also investigating.
The center has been in the community for decades, and the new facility represents an expansion. Opponents, while citing traffic and parking issues, have also implied the center would be a haven for terrorists.
Answer by momentofpeace at 4:40 AM on Aug. 30, 2010
Don't you think it would be a good idea to wait till the investigation is over before jumping to conclusions?
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Answer by micheledo at 4:11 PM on Aug. 29, 2010
I do understand the fear, and I also agree with Nates. I won't jump to any conclusions until an investigation has been completed and the findings made public. Just like it was wrong for Mayor Bloomberg to say that the time square bomber was “Home-grown, maybe a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill…” Sometimes it's best to not assume we know the story before we know the evidence.
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