When a suspicious fire broke out at a mall mosque in Houston earlier this week, the local Islamic contingent and media happily jumped to the conclusion that some white, hillbilly, Islamophobic bible-clinger was the likely culprit. That particular narrative is too good to check.
Turns out it was probably set by this guy, Gary Moore, in what was in all likelihood another in the long list of hate-crime hoaxes. Despite the fact that hate and violence toward Americans is being preached in many mosques right here in the US, Americans refuse to punish Muslims for it. So what's an ambitious, enterprising victim to do when his perceived enemies refuse to victimize him? Why set the fire himself and then scream "hate crime" to anybody who'll listen, that's what.