Another hate crime? Mosque burned in Joplin
The shooting at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin is the day’s worst example of hateful violence -- but it is not, sadly, the only one. Early Monday morning, someone set fire to the Islamic Society of Joplin during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. The mosque couldn’t be saved, so now there are 50 Muslim families in Joplin, Missouri -- the same town devastated by a tornado last May -- without a place to worship.