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As Houston Islamic Center Burns, Firefighter Posts, “Let it burn…block the fire hydrant.”

As Houston Islamic Center Burns, Firefighter Posts, “Let it burn…block the fire hydrant.”

On Friday morning, part of the Quba Islamic Institute in Houston went up in flames, and local firefighters spent over an hour battling the blaze before extinguishing it, saving the institute’s school and mosque. The building set ablaze, which stored religious books, was completely destroyed, and came after the center’s staff chased off a masked man from the premises earlier this week.

Houston officials believe the fire was set intentionally, and many are calling for this to be investigated as a hate crime. Unfortunately, the hate which likely ignited this fire wasn’t just contained to the blaze, for as news of the fire spread, a retired Houston-area firefighter who still volunteers for Crystal Beach Fire & Rescue posted the following:

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This arson attack happened in the wake of the execution of three Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, a likely hate crime which has shaken a Muslim-American community already reeling from an uptick in anti-Muslim hate crimes and speech since the premier of American Sniper.

Of course, this uptick must be placed within the backdrop of growing Islamophobia which continues to spread throughout American society since 9/11. Indeed, in the 13 years since 9/11, anti-Muslim hate crimes have been occurring at a steady and alarming rate. Today, Muslim-Americans are five times more likely to be targeted for such a crime than before the “war on terror” and the Islamophobia which now runs rampant in America.


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Also check out his other views on race and Islam. With views like this I would hate to see what he thinks of Black Muslims.


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  • Friend of Bosnia

    That was just a subterfuge. If the victims hadn’t been ostensibly Muslims, I doubt he would have dared touch them.

  • Sandy

    Was it not over a parking issue ?

  • cmyfe .

    If someone works for a game developer and he/she says something bad about it on social media they get sacked. At least apply the same rules to this “future murderer” as he is causing harm to the image of fire fighters.

  • I will correct that isa. Thanks for pointing it out.

  • JS

    Don’t mean to be picky but moto is spelled motto.

  • Julieann Wozniak

    I’d proudly wear the slogan on a t-shirt. Size 3X, uni. What can I say…I heart food.

  • I LOVE gettin’ on FaceBook and spanking some Islamophobes 😉

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Oh, that was good! No, that was Great!

  • Friend of Bosnia

    Such horrible people deserve the very worst. Dustin Herron or whatever yourname is, you deserve the very worst. The guy who shot three people justr because they were Muslkims, deserves the very worst. The one who set this mosque on fire too deserves the very worst. In this life and in the Hereafter. Unless they are willing to reconsider. To become aware that hate is a sin. Nobody has a right to see other people as lesser human beings.
    What is certain is that nobody with fascist, genocidal ideas should be in the public force or service.

  • mindy1

    Responding with love perfect 😀

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  • Dr.S
  • Dr.S

    HFD: Arson suspect arrested in SE Houston Islamic center fire

    Officials say Ferguson, a homeless man who stays near the center, has a previous criminal history including: Credit card abuse, trespassing charges, possession controlled substance and prostitution.

    Meanwhile, the assistant imam at the mosque is expressing relief over news of the arrest.”But at the same time, we have forgiven, we have forgotten and we’d like to express that we’d love to have him come by and see us and let us know what was the misconceptions that he had about us that led him to commit such a crime,” said Ahsan Zahid, assistant Imam at the institute.

  • mindy1

    haha great

  • mindy1

    Goddammit people like that should not be public servants >:(

  • HSkol
  • HSkol

    Good to see folks going after this guy.

  • Reynardine

    I like it.

  • HSkol

    Thumbs up.

  • I did a poster. Please distribute. Thoughts?

  • Reynardine

    At leest he kin reed an spel ril gud.

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