Other recent hate incidents targeting American Muslim institutions and houses of worship have included an arson attack on an Oregon mosque, an arson attack on a mosque in Texas, threats against an Islamic school in Oklahoma, a bias attack outside an Ohio mosque, shots fired outside a New York mosque, an arson attack on the site of a planned mosque in Tennessee, a threat to a previously-bombed Ohio mosque, the defacement of a South Carolina mosque, hate mail sent to mosques, Islamic centers and Muslim organizations in Michigan and Ohio, and a bomb attack at a Florida mosque in May of last year.And it is against this backdrop of dramatically increased domestic anti-Muslim attacks that conservative lawmakers like Rep. Steve King (R-NY) want to begin congressional hearings on the radicalization of the US' Muslim population. Pardon me, Congressman, but it looks like you and your conservative constituents have a log in your eye.
Update: Imad Hamad of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee responds to the incident on Fox's Detroit station:
"The bottom line...a disrespect to any faith is a disrespect to all. Any act of hate, any advocacy of hate, should not be tolerated, should not be accepted, [and] is against our true American values."