A Shiite mosque in Beligium was intentionally set ablaze by a Sunni man. However, the New York Times prefers to call it the result of “Sunni-Shiite Friction.” The fire also caused the death of the imam.
Via the New York Times:
An arsonist’s attack on a Shiite mosque in a Brussels suburb that left its 46-year-old imam dead provoked shock and grief among Belgium’s Muslim population on Tuesday, but the authorities there attributed the attack to tensions between the Shiite and Sunni communities — not a new case of the so-called Islamophobia hostility that has been rising in Europe.
The victim, identified by Belgian media as Abdallah Dadou, a father of four, died while attempting to extinguish the blaze, which was set late Monday night at the mosque in the Brussels suburb of Anderlect. Earlier a man who identified himself as a Muslim had approached the building carrying an axe, a knife and flammable liquid that he spread in the mosque, setting fire to it, officials said. The mosque was heavily damaged.
Following the logic of the politically correct western media, the Shiite imam must have inspired fear in the Sunni man who burned down the mosque.
Is it me or should this arsonist be forced to attend a few Shiite-sensitivity training sessions in addition to receiving jail time?
Perhaps the New York Times headline should have read, “Sunni man stricken with Shiite-o-phobia torches mosque”
Does this qualify as a “hate crime”?