Bear in mind that these are ONLY the incidents that have been REPORTED.
While most incidents usually stay within the realm of Vandalism, harassment, property damage, political fuckery (i.e. stupid laws, zoning changes, and attempts to block the building of new mosques), some go so far as to resort to more direct violence. Back in February, officials with the Houston, Texas Fire Department confirmed a mysterious fire at The Quba Islamic Institute was indeed arson. The Juba Somalian Coffee House in Grand Forks, North Dakota suffered an estimated $90,000 in damages, after being set on fire just days after Nazi symbols were found painted on the building windows. And on December 9th, 53 Year Old Store Owner Sarker Haque was viciously assaulted in Queens, NY by a man who reportedly told him, "I'll kill Muslims." Haque suffered a dislocated hand-along with bruising and blood loss. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, a store clerk was shot in the face by a robber who believed the Punjabi man to be a "Terrorist" and member of "The Islamic State" & in Pittsburgh a taxi driver was shot at on November 26, after identifying himself to the rider as being an immigrant from Morocco. The violence is not just exclusive to men, as a Tampa, Florida woman was shot at & nearly run off of the road after leaving services at her mosque. And let's not forget about those removed from flights, and even their jobs-like Wheaton College Professor Larycia Hawkins, who was suspended for her Facebook post declaring that "Muslims and Christians worship the same god", & her plans to wear a hijab in support of Muslims caught in the cross-hairs of Islamophobia. As one that regularly listens to Conservative Talk Radio, I can't say that any of this surprising. Since 9/11, conservative talk show hosts have been spewing paranoid & hateful venom that far exceeds anything you've ever heard about coming from Fox News and their so-called expert contributors. While demons like Pamela Geller, Wayne Simmons, and others routinely pander to the fears of White america with fabricated reports-they have nothing on the way that hosts like Michael Savage, Phil Valentine, Mark Levin & Michael Delgiorno stir up the masses and encourage them to react with anger and intolerance toward how they are somehow having their freedoms comprised. And they get rich, selling books & going on speaking tours, while the stupid masses gear up for war. Don't believe me? Next time you see a news article about anything related to Islam, or even race, wait about an hour-then go back and read the comments section under the article. You will see comments so vile and savage, that one would think that they were back in Nazi Germany or backwoods 1960's Mississippi. These people are innocent victims, being made to pay for the crimes of a foul minority. The masses would think it absurd for And unless we ALL do our part to combat this, things will only get worse. In any case of war or genocide, first comes the propaganda-then comes the violence...
Two mosques-one in Troy, California & and the other in Houston, Texas-were firebombed over the Christmas Holiday weekend.
Friday afternoon, on December 25th, there was a fire reported at the Islamic Society of Greater Houston. The cause of the fire has been confirmed as "suspicious" by officials from The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). No arrests have been made as of yet, but The ATF is looking at surveillance footage for more evidence. The mosque is located inside a strip mall, and several of the neighboring businesses suffered smoke damage to their property as a result.
The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in Tracy, California also found it's facilities under attack. It is still unclear as to whether it happened late Friday, or early Saturday; but Fire Department officials have confirmed the building was hit by a Molotov Cocktail causing damaged to one side of the mosque. Currently officials are considering whether or not this should be investigated as a hate crime (SMH).