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Trumps America: Texan Mosque set on fire

Less than a day after Donald Trump signed an executive order halting Muslim immigration, a mosque in Southern Texas burned to the ground.


The Islamic Center of Victoria, which supports roughly 100 local Muslims in the community roughly 125 miles from Houston, was completely gutted by the fire, and its leader watched helplessly as their mosque was destroyed.

“It’s a house of worship,” said Islamic Center of Victoria president Shahid Hashmi, in an interview with the Victoria Advocate while standing across the street from the conflagration. “They said it … is a restricted area for now for the investigation, so, we just prayed right here on this sidewalk.”

The was set at approximately 2 AM local time, according to local media. Tom Legler, the local fire marshal, said the cause of the fire is currently unknown but is asking for the community’s help in determining how the fire started, and who, if arson is suspected, instigated the fire.

The timing of the fire is peculiar, given that President …

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