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Friday, February 13, 2015

ACCELERANT USED IN SE HOUSTON ISLAMIC COMMUNITY FIRE 02-14






Shyam's take

We are left speechless by these repeated acts of violence and arson.Only the perpetrators and cause change. reason of course is always hatred. fallout is always loss of precious and property.

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If  we relate this action to the behavior pattern of an individual....

How do we analyze ....

 Hate is an inherent attribute (as per english dictionary we can call hate an attribute) in people.Only thing is it can be easily inflamed in some, with a little effort in others. may be with with great difficulty in some others,

The reaction to stimulus differs from people to people. For some it is just a mild verbal expression, for others it may be more vehement verbal expression leading to discussions and arguements.

But only a small minorty can be inflamed enough to resort to violence resulting in the loss of life and property.

But these are also the people that have nobility as an attribute. This can also be ignited to get constructive contribution to the society.

So it depends on the facilitator and his act of inflammation  or ignition.

The consequence and fallout of a particular behavior by an individual or a group is as much a responsibility of the fecilitator as the offender himself.

So if it is possible to remove the facilitator. it will more or less be equal to removing the cause for the acion.

And may be the action itself.

How do you remove the facilitators???

Total annihilation of facilitators should precede, prosecution of the perpetrators.


THERE IS STILL LIGHT AT THE END OF TUNNEL.IT HOWEVER IS A VERY FEEBLE FLICKER AND IT KEEPS APPEARING AND DISAPPEARING

Now The article.....


Fire officials now say an accelerant was used in a fire that broke out at an Islamic community and education center in southeast Houston early Friday morning, and now a group is calling for an investigation into whether the fire was the result of a possible hate crime.

Houston fire officials say the fire at the Quba Islamic Institute started around 5am. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but we've learned HFD says the accelerant was used, which usually points to a purposeful act. Those same investigators met with leaders at another Islamic center just miles away, letting them know that this was an act of arson and to be on alert.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on state and federal authorities to investigate the fire as a possible hate crime.

That call comes as Ahsan Zahid, assistant Imam at the institute, says he spoke with the Houston arson investigator about their preliminary results.

Zahid said, "They said their dog went through and he hit on some substances inside the place, and he said, 'From what I see right now at this point, I have to say it was an incendiary fire which means that it was started on purpose.' That's all we can go on at this point. I don't want to speculate."

Though we don't know officially if the cause was accidental or deliberate, the FBI is now monitoring the situation.

Flames ate away at a building on the back of the property, which members tell us was only used for storage for books, renovation supplies, and furniture. 


"The damage on the back building is total," said Houston Fire Department district chief Ken Tyner. "The whole entire building back there is burned up."

The assistant imam said they found a vandalized, smashed table on their property this morning and that he also said just last night, someone had driven by, screaming mocking chants.

Earlier this week, a masked man had been lurking around the institute, and had to be chased off the property.

The mosque and school at the front of the property were intact, but people who use them are feeling a sense of anxiety.

"The first thing we think about is hate crimes that could go on," said Hala Saadeh, who uses the community center. "It says right on the front -- Islamic Institute. We're not hiding ourselves."