Yesterday a mosque in Jacksonville, Florida, was firebombed but the culprits were caught on tape. The videos are posted at the Florida Times-Union. The bomb was exploded against the back wall of the mosque and while no one was hurt, minor damage was done to the structure. Today an interfaith group of church leaders issued a statement in solidarity with the Muslim community.
“A possible bias-motivated attack on a house of worship should be of great concern to Americans of all faiths, and particularly to our nation’s religious and political leaders,” said Nihad Awad, National Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “Those who shape public opinion must begin to speak out against the rising level of anti-Muslim sentiment in our society.”