MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Federal investigators said Friday that a suspicious fire that damaged construction equipment at the site of a future mosque in Tennessee was arson and offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
The blaze frightened members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, which has found its plans to build a new mosque drawn into a fierce debate surrounding a proposed Islamic community center two blocks from Manhattan's ground zero.
Firefighters had said there was a strong smell of diesel from the fire that engulfed the cab of a dump truck last weekend, and authorities found fresh fuel pooled under a second dump truck, according to an incident report from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department.
Do you think the CLIMATE of HATE being spread by the ANTI MOSQUE groups is causing VIOLENCE towards Muslims?
Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:39 PM on Sep. 4, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:47 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
Its quite scary, to think that people can become frenzied enough to do things like this to other people.
Yeah. And do you have ANY idea how many totally innocent Siekhs were attacked or killed after 9/11 because some ignorant dumbf*cks thought "towel heads" (their term, not mine!) were the same as Islamic terrorists?! Do you really feel the need to drive home your point, so much so, that you are willing to ignore the MANY instances where ignoramuses jumped to conclusions?!
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:30 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
It's possible that the crime was committed by someone that was anti-mosque, but until they know for sure it would be careless of me to say for sure. I knew plenty of delinquents when I was younger that committed crimes that had nothing personally do to with the people the crimes ended up effecting. (BTW, I am not anti or pro mosque)
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:38 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 10:32 PM on Sep. 3, 2010
Your the one spreading the hate by always jumping to conclusions. Until the person is caught that burned the truck, we will not know their motive. It could even be somebody that has a beef with the construction company or some kids doing vandalism for fun. It seems to me if they were anti-Muslim they would burn what has already been built & not a dump truck. A dump truck is to easy to replace, and does nothing to stop the building of the Mosque.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 1:03 AM on Sep. 4, 2010
and here are 2 church arsons across the decade and globe..............do you think the anti-Christian ferver fuels these hate crimes?
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:45 AM on Sep. 4, 2010
It could even be somebody that has a beef with the construction company
Found this little "gem." "Investigators found diesel fuel spilled under another truck and spotted a car nearby with someone who appeared to have been "watching" the fire. The car drove off when a police sergeant tried to flag it down, according to the police report. Rutherford County sheriff's deputies got the car's license plate number and tracked it to a 2003 Nissan registered to someone living at a home about four miles away from the mosque site."
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:17 AM on Sep. 4, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:38 AM on Sep. 4, 2010
Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:39 PM on Sep. 3, 2010