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The president of an Islamic Center in Texas says backlash against the proposed mosque at Ground Zero has made its way over to the Lone Star State and is manifesting itself in acts of hatred against his congregation.
However, this development has been massively divisive.
Arlington police and fire departments as well as the FBI launched investigations into the incident. But Qaddura said that didn’t stop a man from sneaking onto the property again days later.
The FBI and Arlington Police Department confirmed that they are investigating a July 23 graffiti incident and a July 25 playground fire at the mosque.
“We’ve not determined yet if there’s any sort of hate crime element to it. And if there is, then that’s something we would give to the district attorney’s office as evidence so they can consider whether or not to enhance the charge if that case were ever to go to trial,” Tiara Richard, spokeswoman for the Arlington Police Department, told FoxNews.com.
"We're not commenting on what may be behind it because we're trying to find out who the person responsible is," White told FoxNews.com.
Obama 'not commenting on wisdom' of controversial Islamic center
Islamic expert Tawfik Hamid tells Newsmax that many Muslims will view the construction of a mosque near ground zero as symbolizing a “triumph over America.”
He also declares that if the mosque is built it could prove to be the “spark” that begins a “war between civilizations.”
Originally posted by whatukno
It's TEXAS! No one should be surprised that there is intolerance in TEXAS!
I mean my god, TEXAS is the single most intolerant place in the entire universe!
Originally posted by marg6043
I have been staying away from this controversial "mosque" issue so far, but I am fed up with the BS coming from the news.
I am not a religious follower and neither believe in organized religion, but building a darn mosque around the 9/11 site is nothing but a slap on the face of the nation of the US that happen to be mostly Christian regardless of how the nation preaches intolerance.
I will not be surprised if more violence erupted due to the moronic idea that after turning the American Christian called citizens against two Islamic nations in order to get approval for war now the same government that pushed those two wars wants a mosque on near the same reason we are indebted and in economic stress fighting Islamic extremist
The hypocrisy of this have no boundaries, incredible.
The rest of the world most be laughing at how we Americans are nothing but government puppets.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
This group has been permitted to purchase this property, and they may build whatever they like on it, and I defend their right to do so.
But to do so is just rude. A rudeness the likes of which we have never encountered as a nation.
It is, by American standards, a social-- faux pas.
[edit on 8/19/2010 by ladyinwaiting]
...you haven't a clue what you are talking about or doing. You have no grasp of the situation or the world we live in. You are being manipulted by others, as you are seeking to manipulate others, and what I involved with here is frankly just too important to have you running around the heels of it pursuing this insane agenda of yours.