A photo of where the Islamic Society of Joplin mosque once stood in Joplin, Missouri.
Calls by Islamophobe bloggers to forcibly “eradicate Islam” in America are apparently being taken seriously by a small group of extremists, like the one who burned down this mosque. As much as I would like to be politically correct and guess that this may be the work of a Chinese-American, or a Hindu Indian-American, or an Afro-American, or a Zen Buddhist… my instinct is that it is probably going to be another one of those “freedom loving”-white-American-from-a-Christian-family types. If so, I hope average mainstream Americans will stop turning a blind eye to extremism in their community and start protesting in the streets to condemn such violence as well as the hate rhetoric that leads to it.
Let us see what the investigation will reveal before we jump to any solid conclusions though.