This is what real McCarthyism begets.
The city of Joplin, Missouri, which was obliterated by an F5 tornado last year, has just experienced its second Mosque fire in a little over a month.
A second fire in less than five weeks occurred at a mosque in Joplin, Missouri early Monday morning. The cause of the latest inferno is still unknown, but Monday’s flames were much more devastating than those that occurred July 4, in an incident that authorities later determined was an act of arson. [...]
The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office told TPM a news conference has been planned for Monday afternoon, and that ATF and the FBI will be involved in the investigation.
Is it a coincidence that these fires have coincided with the recent resurgence of anti-Muslim conspiracy theories?
Maybe, but Islamophobes would have no motive to burn Mosques if their heads weren’t being filled with bile pumped out by hate-radio and paranoid congressmen.
Hate is not natural. It’s instilled.
Wisconsin authorities haven’t established a definitive motive yet, but it’s entirely possible the white supremacist who killed six people at a Sikh temple yesterday mistook them for Muslims.