Shortly thereafter, it was determined that the Jihad Elf attended the mosque here in Cowvallis. Said mosque is only a couple of Tiger Woods "pre-bimbo-eruption Tiger Woods when he still had a decent swing" golf swings away from my humble domicile. Also, this mosque has been linked to funding bad guys. Unfortunately there wasn't quite enough evidence to stick it to 'em. "Un-indicted co-conspirator" kind of stuff.
|Unlike any other mosque, this one suffers a slight|
taint of unseemliness
TEArrorhobbit and fellow Oregonian Dave forwarded me a couple .pdf documents a few minutes ago regarding the case. A local youth has been charged in the arson. Lessee here if I can stick a .pdf in a blog post... Nope. Bummer. Gotta do it the old-fashioned way. So, here's the press release and indictment for those interested.
The prosecution is going full Hate Crime. Personally, I think a crime is a crappy thing to do. Period. Doesn't matter much to me what one's motivations were. There's a bit of hate implied in just about every crime. Is an arson done for insurance fraud really less arsony than one done because of hate? I don't think so. In the course of my daily routine, I drove past the mosque right after the arson. No fire trucks. No crime scene tape. I had no idea anything had happened 'til it was mentioned on the news. As Whoopi might say "it didn't seem like arson-arson."
Where do you stand on this? On one hand, it is absolutely un-American to
Help me figger out where I should stand on this.