Joplin mosque razed in fire; 2nd blaze this summer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A mosque in southwest Missouri has burned to the ground in the second fire to hit the Islamic center in little more than a month.

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office says the Islamic Society of Joplin center is destroyed after the early Monday blaze.

No injuries are reported and no charges have been filed.

About 50 families belong to the Islamic Society of Joplin, which opened in 2007 as a mosque and community center.

A blaze at the same building July 4 caused minor damage and was determined arson. No arrests were made and the FBI has offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to charges in that fire. The agency released video footage of what appeared to be a man starting the July blaze.

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  • by Careless on Aug 6, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    I guess the Saudi's are going to have to spend more money.. (Saudi's are Sunni Muslims as opposed, frequently violently, to the Shiite Muslims of Iran.) The problem with the "Religion of Peace" is that it seems to spend a lot of time doing violence to people inside and outside of its religion.
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      by itchbay on Aug 6, 2012 at 02:29 PM in reply to Careless
      What does any of what you wrote have to do with these 50 families in Joplin, Mo, living their lives and attending their mosque? From what I can see, they're the victims in this. These people are Americans.
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