Fire burns Islamic center in Houston, Texas Watch
Fire burns Islamic center in Houston, Texas
The building of Islamic Center of Houston, Texas, has caught fire on Friday, but the causes remain unknown. (Photo courtesy ABC News)
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Staff Writer, Al Arabiya News
Friday, 13 February 2015
A massive blaze has ripped through an Islamic community center in Houston, Texas, on Friday.
It is not known what has caused the fire that gutted a section of the building used for storage. Federal investigators are now looking for the source of the blaze.
Kenyatta Parker, public information officer at Houston Fire Department told Al Arabiya News: “I can confirm that the fire happened this morning, that no one was hurt and no one was in the building at the time.
“We currently have no official statement regarding the fire and it remains under investigation.”
He said he was unable to comment regarding reports citing the Imam and his son who said they believed the fire was either an arson attack or started accidentally by a homeless person trying to shelter from the cold.
In a statement published on the center’s Facebook page, the incident was described as a “tragic event’. It went on to explain that at “Some time around 5 a.m.this morning, a fire was started in our third building. The blaze was so hot that the complete building and all its many contents were destroyed.”
But all protest should be done peacefully.
Using a book from the 14th century to dictate your life in the 21st century is dangerous. There are some very good values in the Quran but it is well out of date.
Muslims will hopefully wake up, they are under attack and if they keep sleeping the westerners will commit another holocaust on them
When attacks committed by certain extremists in the West get a lot of media report, it is undeniable that it often results in further tension between communities and often a rise in hate and intolerance towards Muslims. But to say that another Holocaust is on its way is to blow events out of proportion.
If this is foul play, as suspected, it's a dangerous reflection of the growing Islamophobia within America. This was a holy place, and could've had children in it, for goodness sake. Thank God no-one was injured.
All in all, I believe its a combination of both some Muslims misusing Islam for their political agendas and media not playing a adequate role.