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  • Local Arab denies Jews responsible for deadly Duma arson

    05/16/2019 11:53:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/19 | Ido Ben Porat
    Four years after three Palestinian Arabs were killed in a fire in the village of Duma in Samaria, a neighbor has gone on record denying that Jews were responsible for the deadly blaze. One July 31st, 2015, a fire broke out in the home of the Dawabsheh family in the village of Duma in the middle of the night, killing 18-month old Ali, and leaving three other members of the family injured. Weeks later, both of the parents, Said Muhammaned Hassan Dawabsheh and Riham Hassand Dawabsheh, succumbed to their injuries. Hebrew graffiti was found at the site, including the word...
  • 2 fires break out at church, arson investigators searching for clues (PA)

    04/25/2019 4:04:01 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 04/25/2019 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Arson investigators in Pennsylvania are searching for clues after two fires broke out at one church. The first fire at the Pentecostal Church of Bethlehem was reported shortly after midnight on Tuesday, while the second fire was called in just before 2 a.m. on Thursday, said the Bethlehem Police Department. No injuries were reported. The Thursday morning fire, which was contained to the roof, was quickly extinguished, police said. In the first fire, thick black smoke was seen billowing from the building, but the fire had already burned itself out when first responders arrived, according to police. The blaze left...
  • Another French Church Burns on Easter Sunday, Probable Arson

    04/23/2019 10:28:53 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2019 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Police have confirmed that a fire in the French church of Notre-Dame de Grâce on Easter Sunday appears to have been intentionally set, making it the latest in a string of desecrations of Christian churches in the country. The fire was started in a large, wooden confessional around 4:30pm and proceeded to consume a dais in the presbytery of the eighteenth-century church located in the southern French town of Eyguières, near Provence. “Flames several meters high were coming out of the church,” said the mayor of Eyguières, Henri Pons, before a team of 30 firefighters with six vehicles arrived and...
  • Fanning Imaginary Flames: A Look Back At The Great Church Fire Propaganda Campaign

    06/11/2011 11:36:13 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2011 | Scott Swett
    Fifteen summers ago, America's news media informed us that black churches throughout the South were being torched by white racists. The purported wave of arsons dominated the airwaves and generated thousands of newspaper articles. Pundits, politicians and preachers decried the terrorism and the hate it represented. In fact, it never happened. Here is the little-known story of how an obscure radical group teamed up with a leftist national church organization, an unprincipled President and a legion of compliant news outlets to create a media firestorm -- one based entirely on lies.
  • The Holiest Week Began with a Tragedy, Ends With Miracles

    04/21/2019 2:49:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 21, 2019 | Helen Raleigh
    Easter week is the holiest week for Christians. What a week we have had this year.Early this week, we watched in horror and devastation as the Notre Dame Cathedral was consumed by flame and the cathedral's spire collapsed.  Many of us felt a deep sense of loss and grief. Yes, we were concerned about the priceless relics, the art and building. But as Christians, we couldn't help wonder what does this mean to our faith and what symbolism or lesson should we draw from the burning of one of the most celebrated Christian churches during holy week.  After all, we...
  • Man accused of bringing gas cans to St. Patrick's Cathedral is college professor <tr>

    04/18/2019 11:22:36 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Man accused of bringing gas cans to St. Patrick's Cathedral is college professor, was previously arrested at another cathedral The man who allegedly brought gas cans and lighter fluid into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City has taught philosophy at different colleges in New York and New Jersey, school officials said. Marc Lamparello, 37, was arrested on Wednesday night and was charged with attempted arson and reckless endangerment. He was taken into custody after a security guard at the cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan spotted him.
  • NYC Cathedral Suspect Had Booked 1-Way Flight to Italy

    04/18/2019 1:00:10 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/18/2019 | Marc Santia and Brian Thompson
    The man taken into custody Wednesday night after allegedly trying to walk into St. Patrick's Cathedral, in the heart of New York City, with two gasoline cans and lighter fluid had booked a one-way $2,800 flight to Italy for Thursday, police said. He was also arrested days earlier at a New Jersey church, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4. Marc Lamparello, 37, would've been out of the country by Thursday night, NYPD officials said in announcing formal charges against him. Police said he had purchased the ticket to Rome Wednesday morning, hours before they say he...
  • Man arrested after trying to enter St. Patrick's Cathedral with 2 gasoline cans, police say

    04/17/2019 8:42:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 145 replies ^ | 04/17/2019 | Eyewitness News
    A 37-year-old man from New Jersey was arrested after attempting to enter St Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan with two gasoline cans Wednesday night, police say. Church ushers stopped the man at about 8 p.m. and notified nearby officers with the NYPD Critical Response Command, who took him into custody. Authorities say he drove to St. Patrick's, parked in front of Saks and took two gas cans and lighter fluid from the car into the cathedral where he was stopped. The man's intentions were not immediately clear. The incident came two days after the fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
  • Son of parish deputy arrested in connection with fires at 3 Louisiana historically black churches

    04/11/2019 9:42:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 10 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | April 11, 2019 | Kelcie Willis
    OPELOUSAS, La. - An arrest has been made in connection with three fires at historically black churches in a Louisiana parish, according to U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph. At a news conference Thursday morning, Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning Jr. said 21-year-old Holden Matthews had been arrested. He was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail and charged with three counts of simple arson on religious buildings. Each charge has a maximum sentence of 15 years. The three fires are related and were intentionally set, Browning said. Federal authorities are vetting whether hate was a motive of Holden...
  • Multiple sources: One in custody in church fires

    04/11/2019 9:59:41 AM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    KATC ^ | 4/10/19 | KATC News
    KATC has confirmed with multiple law enforcement sources that one person is in custody in the recent church fires in St. Landry Parish. Sources confirm the suspect in the church arsons is Holden Matthews, 21. He is the son of a St. Landry Parish Deputy. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells KATC that, despite rumors, Matthews’ father did not turn his son in to deputies. Matthews was booked at around 5:30 this evening into the St. Landry Parish jail. We’re told that the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office will be holding a press conference tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Governor...
  • Mississippi man pleads guilty in ‘Vote Trump’ church arson

    03/29/2019 8:45:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies ^ | 6:00 am, March 29, 2019 | Staff
    JACKSON, Miss. — A member of a black church in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to burning the church, which was also spray painted with the slogan “Vote Trump,” a week before the 2016 presidential election. Andrew McClinton, 47, pleaded guilty to arson Thursday, the Delta Democrat-Times reported. His sentencing is set for late April. Investigators said McClinton belonged to Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, which was vandalized and burned. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, who is also the state fire marshal, told The Associated Press that investigators believe the graffiti was intended as a distraction from some other sort...
  • Three Students Arrested for Setting Fire to Dorm Room of Conservative Activist

    03/25/2019 8:19:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies ^ | March 25, 2019 | Zachary Stieber
    Three college students were arrested after allegedly setting fire to the Louisiana dorm room of another student, who is involved in several conservative organizations. Robert Money, 21, and David Shelton, 20, who attend Tulane University, were arrested, along with Naimi Okami, 20, a Brown University student. Police said they were caught on security cameras. Money, Shelton, and Okami were each charged with one count of aggravated arson after being arrested on March 23 and they appeared in court on March 24 before being released on bail. According to The Advocate, they could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted....
  • Bus full of children set alight by angry driver in Italy (Guess where he originally came from)

    03/20/2019 9:57:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/20/2019
    MILAN, March 20 (Reuters) - A bus full of school children was set on fire by its driver in the outskirts of Milan on Wednesday in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities said. All the children managed to escape unhurt before the bus was engulfed in flames. Police said the driver was an Italian of Senegalese origin. “He shouted ‘Stop the deaths at sea, I’ll carry out a massacre’,” spokesman Marco Palmieri quoted the driver as telling police after his arrest. A video posted on Italian news sites showed the driver ramming the bus into...
  • Fire guts Paris’ historic St. Sulpice church

    03/17/2019 7:49:25 AM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    News Agency Of Nigeria ^ | 17 Mar, 2019 14:16
    Fire guts Paris’ historic St. Sulpice church Fire at the Saint Sulpice Church in Paris as recorded by a passerby Fire has been reported at Paris’ historic St. Sulpice church, built in the 19th Century. According to Le Parisien, firefighters are extinguishing the blaze, which burst through the doors of the 19th Century building. The wooden doors were on fire, and a stained glass window was damaged. The rest of the damage “seems minor,” the daily newspaper said. Dramatic footage shared on social media shows the interior of the church in flames, with smoke billowing up to its arched roof....
  • Florida Man Accused Of Throwing Molotov Cocktails At His Impounded Car

    03/04/2019 8:01:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    KKTX News Radio 1360 ^ | March 4, 2019 | Bill Galluccio
    A Florida man was arrested after authorities accused him of throwing Molotov cocktails at his impounded car. Police said that the incident occurred when 27-year-old Ayub Mule Abdulrahman went to pay the towing fees after his Nissan Altima was impounded at Almake Auto Shop in Orlando. While Abdulrahman was waiting for the shop's owner, Darnell Maurice Adams, to arrive and release his vehicle, he started throwing burning bottles at his own car, causing it to burst into flames. Adams showed up a few minutes later and was able to extinguish the fire before emergency responders arrived.
  • Gay rights activist set fire to his own home in fake hate crime, Michigan police say

    02/26/2019 2:02:45 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies ^ | February 25, 2019
    DETROIT —When Nikki Joly's Jackson home burned down in 2017, some thought the fire was a hate crime against the transgendered, gay-rights activist who had fought for a local anti-discrimination ordinance. But now, instead of a victim, the 54-year-old is accused of being the perpetrator.
  • Man accused of starting fire at S. Austin duplex was 'talking about sacrificing souls'

    12/17/2018 6:54:27 PM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 17, 2018 | cbsaustin
    27-year-old Zachariah James Gonzales is charged with arson... The residents said Gonzales' brother was currently in jail and is the boyfriend of the current renter of the B unit. They said Gonzales had become increasingly difficult over his stay there, and would "babble on" about people trying to "get him."... The woman renting the B unit also stated that Gonzales' had been "talking crazy...jibberish."... He told officers he was in the living room with two men cutting up firewood and "talking about sacrificing souls." He told investigators he didn't want any part of that, so he left. He also told...
  • Woman Tries To Burn Sundance Square Christmas Tree

    12/17/2018 6:12:31 PM PST · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    CBS Dallas / Fort Worth ^ | 12/17/2018 | Staff
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Holiday revelers were shocked to see a woman in a hoodie attempt to set the featured Christmas tree on fire at Sundance Square this weekend. She lit a piece of paper, tossed it toward the massive tree then used an accelerant as stunned onlookers watched. Luckily though, “Nothing was actually lit on fire,” said Fort Worth police Sgt. Chris Britt. One witness posted video (before knowing the woman’s gender) of the whole thing on Facebook saying, “Sarah Chretien and I were talking a picture right next to this guy before we realized what on earth he...
  • Violence Erupts as Arsonists Burn 7,000 Voting Machines 10 Days To DR Congo Election

    12/14/2018 3:20:36 AM PST · by piasa · 21 replies
    How Africa ^ | December 14, 2018 | PH
    Nearly 80 percent of the equipment for staging the December 23 election in DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, was destroyed when a fire ripped through a warehouse, as violence flared just 10 days before the vote. The blaze, which officials blamed on arson, was the latest drama of an increasingly tense election campaign ahead of the December 23 election when the country will choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila. Also Thursday, a teenager was shot dead in the central Kasai region as party faithful gathered ahead of a rally by Felix Tshisekedi of the UDPS, one of the leading opposition...
  • many parts of Paradise CA on fire...people trapped ..also other fires in LA area

    11/08/2018 3:55:07 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 100 replies
    cars on fire on highways burning.....people trapped all over town best source population 26,000