Monday, February 13, 2006

Arson suspected as fire destroys another Alabama church

10th church torched in two weeks

A Baptist church in Alabama has been severely damaged by fire, in what investigators say is the 10th arson attack in less than two weeks. Police suspect that the fires, which have gutted Baptist churches across the state, are linked.

Police are still trying to determine the motive. Five of the churches have mainly black congregations. The other five are predominantly white.

The latest fire happened on Saturday at Beaverton in northwest Alabama. Investigators said it was deliberately set. Details from CNN.

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8 comments:

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

How can they say this is not a hate crime. This is terrible.

Deb S. said...

Dr. Deb: Let's hope police arrest the arsonists soon.

Shirazi said...

I join Dr. Deb in this.

Abrar said...

Thanks for your comments and I am happy that you enjoyed it!! Yeah, and you never thought Osama Bin Laden dreaded Valentine's Day!! With 4 wives, he is in 4 times the trouble as any of us!!! LOL

Len said...

It is definitely a hate crime, hate for the church and for what it represents. Unfortunately, I believe we will see more crimes against the church and other religious institutes as people become more intolerable of religion in general.

Happy Valentine's Day, sweet lady. :)

Deb S. said...

Len and Shi: I agree. It's shameful. On a brighter note - Happy Valentine's Day!

Deb S. said...

Abrar: Happy Valentine's Day!

AsianSmiles said...

I really wish they would get caught soon. Before anyone gets hurt.

Belated Happy Valentine's day Sis!