Investigators in Houston have determined that a fire at a mosque that broke out Friday was intentionally set, the fire department said Saturday.
The fire at the Savoy Mosque was reported at around 2:45 p.m. local time (3:45 p.m. ET) on Christmas and swelled to two alarms, causing “significant” damage, the Houston Fire Department said.
No one was hurt, but there were about 200 people inside the mosque in southwest Houston about an hour before the fire began, NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston reported.
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The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had earlier said the fire appeared suspicious because it had multiple points of origin. The fire department’s classification of the fire as “incendiary” means that accidental or natural causes have been ruled out.
There have been no arrests, but the ATF, Houston Police, and the FBI are also investigating the fire along with the fire department’s Arson Bureau.
The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on authorities to investigate a possible bias motive in the case, citing what it called a “recent spike in hate incidents targeting mosques nationwide.
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Clearly we are seeing a large amount of backlash created by political officials supported by the Mainstream Media propaganda. This Islamophobic war is highly orchestrated to create a reaction, problem, and solution. Already we are seeing a numerous amount measures being taken as GOP house speaker Paul Ryan passed a new CISA surveillance bill in with the budget deal last week.
We must stay vigilant now as the criminal corporatocracy establishment masquerading as a government is manufacturing crises to pass more draconian laws to strip the last remnant of our constitutional rights. This war against Islam is a Hegelian Dialectic Trojan Horse created by rogue factions of our government like DHS, NSA, and CIA to strip our sovereignty and usher in a one world United Nations government.
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