As Houston Islamic Center Burns, Firefighter wrote, “Let it burn…block the f

2015-02-17 01:32:23 | Al Muslim News
As Houston Islamic Center Burns, Firefighter wrote, “Let it burn…block the f

 

On February13, a building of the Quba Islamic Institute in Houston went up in flames. Firefighters spent more than an hour extinguishing the blaze but part of the building was completely burned. Investigators 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 Dustin Herron, who still volunteers for Crystal Beach Fire & Rescue wrote on social media ‘Let it burn….block the fire hydrant’. But instead of getting angry or just ignoring the extremists, the Quba Islamic Institute, decided to respond with kindness, forgiveness and peace. This arson attack happened in the wake of the murders of three Muslim-Americans in Chapel Hill, a likely hate crime which facing Muslim-American community. Islamophobia continues growing to spread throughout American society after 9/11. Indeed, in the 13 years since 9/11, anti-Muslim hate crimes against 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 going wild in America..

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