Houston: Possible suspect in Christmas Day mosque fire is…guess who

Houston: Possible suspect in Christmas Day mosque fire is…guess who
(Image: Houston PD via Houston Chronicle)

Thanks to some diligent work by the local authorities, the “mystery” may be close to being solved. A suspect has been taken into custody and some of the initial evidence has been released to the public. So who was this white supremacist, Trump loving hatemonger who would intentionally light up a house of worship? We won’t know until there’s either a confession or a conviction, but the suspect doesn’t seem to fit the initial profile.


A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the suspect, 37-year-old Gary Nathaniel Moore of Houston, was arrested early Wednesday. …

According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the storefront mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week.


What’s even more telling (and seemingly common when we cover incidents surrounding mosques in America) is that the local Muslim leadership seems curiously unaware of the man’s identity. …

Funny how they don’t seem to know who Moore is. By his own admission he was not only there for prayer services on the day of the fire, but had been attending such services there five times per day for the last five years.

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