AMERICAS > Mosque in US burned, hate attack doubted

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Firefighter works to extinguish the smoldering remains of the Joplin mosque. AP photo

Firefighter works to extinguish the smoldering remains of the Joplin mosque. AP photo

A mosque burned to the ground in the midwestern United States on Aug. 6, in what worshipers suspect was a hate attack, less than a day after a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple. No one was hurt in the incident.

Firefighters and police were called to the Islamic Center in Joplin, Missouri about an hour before Muslims were about to pray during Ramadan, according to the FBI. Aug. 6’s blaze followed an attack on July 4, when an unidentified suspect threw a petrol bomb onto the roof of the same mosque, causing minor damage. The local Muslim community said the fire was one of a series of attacks on their mosque since it was founded in 2007.


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Sev Cihan

8/10/2012 8:31:41 PM

@ american btw it was a naturalistic religion which they had in nigeria before islam, so dont come up with silly excuses for what the church does...

Sev Cihan

8/10/2012 8:29:54 PM

@ american i dont remember muslims going to nigeria with the koran in their hand saying,if u believe in mohammed god will send u food and that is actually the church is doing in afrika, giving people the bible in the hand and promising them that if they believe in jesus that god will send them food.and that is proofen! they realy do that kinda things! btw maybee u didnt notice it but all that problems in afrika between muslims and chritians started after the church started their missionary work

american american

8/8/2012 2:24:17 PM

sev, what was it before muslim missionary work began?

Sayat Nova

8/8/2012 2:16:52 PM

No problem! The insurance company will pay for a better and bigger mosque to be built. USA is the land of the law and equal treatment of all citizens. No one should confuse this fact with mediocre laws of the Middle East that only favor a designated group of people. Turkish judiciary system included!

Sev Cihan

8/8/2012 1:51:19 PM

turiddu, what was the national religion of nigeria before christian missionary work began? it was islam! so if u want to whine about that, that go to the vatican who coerce someone to become christian and starts a ethnic war...


8/8/2012 1:41:02 PM

Yes, this is why US is a civilized country, they burned it down when it was empty!

Turiddu Giuliano

8/8/2012 12:39:06 PM

Very bad! The USA run the risk to resemble the Nigeria where in the central state of Kogi, the Deeper Life Bible Church was attacked by Muslims while the people had gathered for the reading of the Bible that is made on Monday. 19 people were killed, including a priest. Obviously news less important than the burning of a mosque in the USA, maybe because it was a love attack.
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