What Were They Thinking?
Did the person or people who burned the equipment being used to construct a mosque in Murphreesboro over the weekend believe they were somehow aiding in the Christian cause
If the imbacile(s) responsible for doing this were familiar with Islam at all, they would know that if there are any anti-American or anti-Western extremists who attend the mosque in Murphreesboro, those individuals have just been given an excuse to engage in jihad against the local community because their place of worship has been attacked. If there are not extremists there, you have attacked a group which contains some folks for whom Tennessee is the only home they have ever known. We might ask ourselves how we would feel if a Muslim who harbored hatred against Christians and Christianity-and yes, there are plenty of Muslims like that in the world-set fire to one of our churches in this State, or committed arson by torching construction equipment being used to build a church? Christians would be hurt, angry, and feel a great deal of justifiable outrage.
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