Florida church set on fire, tagged with ‘Allahu Akbar’

Florida church set on fire, tagged with ‘Allahu Akbar’

[Ed. – Police are investigating a possible hate crime.  Now, come on, you can do it.  Keep your face straight.]

A possible hate crime is under investigation after a fire was set at a Central Florida church, where vandals also spray-painted “Allahu Akbar.”

The incident happened around 3 a.m. Monday at the New Shiloh Christian Church in Melbourne.  About 1,500 members attend the church. …

Fire sprinklers helped contain the flames to a storage unit connected to the 125,000-square-foot building.

The words “Allahu Akbar” were spray-painted on the storage unit. …

A swastika was also scrawled on church property.

“To find something like that in 2015 is unbelievable. It’s just disheartening,” said New Shiloh Christian Church Bishop Jacquelyn Gordon.

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