Texas Mosque Set On Fire One Day After Trump Signs Anti-Muslim Executive Order
On Thursday, Texas State Representative Kyle Biedermann hosted a meeting of anti-Islam activists at the Texas State Capitol Building in the city of Austin.
The next day, a mosque in Victoria, Texas was burned down to the ground.
Are these events unconnected? An investigation of the fire by the Texas Fire Marshall and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is underway, so we may have some answers in a few days.
Perhaps the fire was accidental and not arson.
Perhaps anti-Muslim bigotry is so widespread under Trump’s example that anti-Islam events erupt spontaneously, without coordination.
Time will tell.