Happy New Year thread!!! Arsonist at Houston Mosque turns out to be a devout Muslim – Charles Johnson hardest hit! Update: LGFers upset not a white male!

Mr. Toot aka The Race Detective, aka Mr. anti-Islamaphobia had his knickers in a knot about the arson at a Houston Mosque.  You see the Corpulent Gaseous One was all set to blame it on Trump, Cruz, Geller, Rubio, Jeb Bush, Fox News, the Mossad etc. (well you get the drift). How sad he must be that the arsonist is a Muslim. Unhappy New Year to you Charles Fuckface Johnson!!!

Man charged with setting Houston mosque fire says he was a devout attendee

by Carol Christian and Leah Binkovitz

A Houston man has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day, but the motive for the crime remains a mystery, with the suspect maintaining he was a regular at the mosque.

A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that the suspect, 37-year-old Gary Nathaniel Moore of Houston, was arrested early Wednesday. Moore appeared in court at 7 a.m., spokeswoman Nicole Strong said, and bond was set at $100,000.

According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the storefront mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week.

Moore said he had been at the mosque earlier on Dec. 25 to pray, and had left at about 2 p.m. to go home, according to authorities and court papers. Moore said he was the last person to leave the mosque and saw no smoke or other signs of fire when he departed, authorities said. He maintained he had returned to the scene after hearing about the fire from a friend.

MJ Khan, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, which operates the mosque, said he was unfamiliar with Moore. “We are just looking into it ourselves,” he said Wednesday morning after learning of the arrest.

“We are really very surprised and saddened by this whole thing,” said Khan.

Using surveillance video from multiple businesses nearby, investigators were able to identify Moore, according to records. A search warrant of his home was conducted, and investigators recovered a backpack and clothing similar to that which was seen in surveillance footage, as well as half of a two-pack of charcoal lighter-fluid bottles that seemed to match another lighter fluid bottle found inside the mosque.

A team of 30 investigators worked around the clock investigating the cause of the fire, which was found to have multiple points of origin. Moore was even interviewed by investigators at the mosque the day of the fire. He had attended services there earlier that day, according to Ruben Hernandez, chief arson investigator with the city’s fire department.

After collecting evidence, reviewing surveillance video and executing a search warrant, the fire department’s arson bureau and the ATF made a joint arrest around 1:30 am Wednesday at Moore’s house, where he lives with his wife and kids, according to Hernandez. Moore was charged with first-degree arson, a felony. A motive has not been determined.

“We view arson as a violent crime,” said Robert Elder, special agent with the Houston field division of the ATF, adding that arson is not just an attack on a building but “an attack on the community.”

Many of the details were still subject to investigation, including the substance used to set the fire, according to Hernandez, who said the district attorney’s office has taken over the investigation.

Mayor Annise Parker called the arrest an “excellent example of quick and efficient police work,” citing collaboration among the fire and police departments as well as federal investigators, the Muslim community and mosque members.

“Unfortunately, it’s not the first time that we have experienced a fire in a local mosque,” she said at a Wednesday press conference.

U.S. Reps. Al Green and Sheila Jackson Lee said the quick response of the firefighters on Christmas was evidence of the city’s dedication to protecting the community.

“If this was not a hate crime, it should not be exploited as such,” said Green. “If it was, it should be exposed.”

Khan said he was confident the district attorney’s office would ensure justice was carried out and urged the broader Muslim community to resist speculation. Khan said that although Moore had attended services at the mosque on Friday, he would not consider him a regular. He was also not a dues-paying member of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston, according to Khan.

While the prosecution continues, Khan said he urged his community to be patient and continue life as usual.

“You have absolutely no reasons to be fearful,” he said, encouraging them to attend services while emphasizing the support from other religious and interfaith groups, including the Anti-Defamation League and Interfaith Ministries.

“This tragedy has definitely brought us together,” he said.

He said his organization has received flowers and donations in the wake of the fire as well as calls of support from across the city and country.

It took about 80 firefighters to put out the two-alarm blaze at the storefront mosque in Savoy Plaza, near Wilcrest Drive and West Bellfort.

Update: As expected, the LGFers are upset that the Mosque attack was not committed by a White male who was a fan of Trump or tea partier.

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Bullets are scary!

Charles goes into a full meltdown mode over Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson wearing a necklace made of bullets during a CNN interview.

Bullets bad Bullets bad2 Bullets bad3 Bullets bad4 Bullets bad5What Charles is really freaking out about is his lack of influence on events. No one interviews Mr. Toot anymore and it angers him that others get coverage. It’s a sad existence, but Charles chose it.


Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs Blog Wins End-Of-The-Year Award – Again!

2015 Doug Ross Fab50-Winners

Every year about this time, Doug Ross of Doug Ross @ Journal, a blog run by Doug Ross, holds an Awards Ceremony hosted by Doug Ross, to recobanize the contributions of a variety of bloggers and personalities, and Doug Ross sorts them into different categories. In the waning days of This Glorious Year Of Our Lord it’s no different. While scratching his unmentionable itchy parts, Doug Ross spent an absurd and inordinate amount of time compiling, analyzing and composing his List of Finalists, and it’s only right that we acknowledge the work of Doug Ross – because it’s entirely bitchin’ and awesome.

There’s not much point in cutting and pasting The Entire Doug Ross 2015 Awards List, so we culled out the most important part:

2015 Doug Ross Fab50-Winners

On this auspicious occasion, The Diary of Daedalus graciously accepts The Award on behalf of Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs, if only because he and they won’t.

P.S. Charles: Your LGF Custom Views Counter still lies, your website is buggy as hell, and your avatar is over a decade old. The old rule of thumb is that a blog is only worth 50% of a year’s advert income, meaning that LGF still sucks big green donkeys.

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Do the math, Charles, and thank Doug Ross for giving you more attention than you deserve.


Conservatives have power?

Only in the insane world of the failed blogger, Charles Icarus Johnson do Conservatives hold power. Last I check, Obama was President and Progressives control the Popular Culture, Silicon Valley, Academia and Wall Street. Progressives are the power structure. Conservatives are very fractured as well, you have Moderates, Libertarians, Social Conservatives and the Trump faction (which is not conservative). Charles tweets this ridiculous claim of conservative power.

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What world does Charles lives in?


Merry Christmas from Diary Of Daedalus

We love you, man

Charles, we just can’t give you enough to make up for what you’ve given us and others over the years. Your fundraisers and generous contributions to charitable causes has been an inspiration to many of us who have followed Little Green Footballs since its inception. Your support of Judeo-Christian values is beyond reproach, especially during this Holiday Season, and we are truly in awe of your unselfish philanthropy. May God bless you and Little Green Footballs for saving so many lives from destitution, and we wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Christmas Eve LGF


Reliving past glories

On occasion, the blogger we love to mock reminisces about his glory days as a Jazz Guitarist. He brags on Twitter about playing on one of Stanley Clarke’s albums.

This is the same Stanley Clarke who did not invite Charles to play on the George Duke tribute album.


Crying alone to a Carly Simon album

The best part of Charles Johnson’s Twitter theater is when he gets smacked down. His most recent nemesis is Kurt Shlicter, who mocks Mr. Toot’s irrelevancy by claiming he cries to Carly Simon records.

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I do not understand why Charles loves getting his butt kicked on Twitter.

(Hat Tip: Because olo)