The day after Channel 5 finished running their disgusting “Is this small Muslim community actually a TERRORIST TRAINING CAMP?!?!?!?!” stories (turns out, nope, they weren’t, but Channel 5 kept that little tidbit for last, after two days of stories about how they might be), the small Somali mosque on Nolensville road was vandalized.
TIRRC has more information, and photos. The cross is a Jerusalem Cross, the symbol of the First Crusade. It seems nearly impossible to believe that the vandals didn’t deliberately choose that. It’s a pretty obscure symbol otherwise. I sent the photo to my dad, who, as you know, is a minister, to see if it might have some broader Christian symbolism, but he didn’t recognize it. NM is the one who identified it for me.
So, basically, Christian extremists terrorize a small religious minority in our city. They leave a symbol that seems like it might be a death threat–it’s at least a call-out to a situation in which Christians killed Muslims. And Channel 5 seems to have instigated it.
It makes me almost feel dizzy, to know that people are doing this kind of stuff in the name of Christianity, and there seems to be little other Christians and the rest of us can do to put the breaks on this. I feel like every pastor needs to denounce this on Sunday.
But you know, even if they do, since these cowards operate in secret, they can always just convince themselves that others secretly agree with them, but just can’t say so.
I feel great despair about this. And I’m very afraid someone’s going to end up dead.