Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Mosque burning in Joplin: Time to crack down
Two acts of domestic terror in two days.
The day after a neo-nazi opened fire at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, a mosque in Joplin, Missouri burned to the ground under suspicious circumstances.
The Islamic Center, Joplin's only mosque, was described as "a complete loss" by Fire Chief Bill Dunn. It was the second time in just over a month local firefighters were called to the scene. On July 4, video surveillance equipment recorded an individual toss burning material onto the roof of the compound, but that fire had minimal damage. You can read a full account of the incident here.
A Sikh temple in Wisconsin and a mosque in Missouri. Natural targets for rednecks.
This summer's crescendo of domestic violence makes one thing perfectly clear to me. Rednecks excel at only one thing: terrorizing vulnerable minorities. But if you confront them, if you stick your finger in their redneck chests, they sputter and spit; they quail and quake; they cower.
So, it's time to stick some fingers in some chests.
Wade Michael Page, the shooter in Wisconsin, is dead. But there's at least one redneck yokel in Joplin who is feeling the heat right now.
The FBI has dispatched 50 agents. Large sums of money are being offered by that bureau and by the Council on American-Islamic Relations for information that leads to arrest and conviction.
When they catch you, Skeeter, it'll be hard time in federal prison. And they will catch you.
This is why I pay taxes.