There appears to be a xenophobe arsonist on the loose in Queens, who firebombed New York’s leading Shiite mosque, the home of a Hindu family, an African-American family and a bodega tonight. The worst damage was sustained by the African-American family’s home and they are homeless. This reminds me, unfortunately of the price tag attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinian mosques, cemeteries, and other sacred sites.
The only thing I’m thankful for is that the NYPD will be far more pro-active and aggressive than Israeli police in hunting down this lunatic before he actually burns down a mosque and ignites even worse Islamophobic hysteria against Muslims. I note that no one in Israel has yet been prosecuted for a series of grave attacks over the past few months.Buffer