Federal officials are investigating a fire that started overnight at the site of a new Islamic center in a Nashville suburb.We have started down a slippery slope here and unfortunately, I don't think there will be any recovery until after the November elections. Even then, if the Republicans have proven that this form of demagogy has been successful in securing more seats in Congress, then I think we will see the rhetoric amped up as the GOP makes its push for the White House in 2012. As frightening as this sounds, I would like to see Dubya come out and say something because this was the sort of thing he warned against after 9/11 and spoke about with respect Afghan invasion. Unfortunately, I think Karl Rove was the one doing the talking back then. Who will be the voice of reason for the Republicans?
Ben Goodwin of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department confirmed to CBS Affiliate WTVF that the fire, which burned construction equipment at the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, is being ruled as arson.
Special Agent Andy Anderson of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told CBS News that the fire destroyed one piece of construction equipment and damaged three others. Gas was poured over the equipment to start the fire, Anderson said.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Well, no one has died yet, but just to illustrate that this whole thing about building an Islamic Cultural Center in Manhattan just because it's near Ground Zero is a bunch of bullshit, I refer you to the following:
Posted by Rubicon at 5:28 PM