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Slow Burn

posted on June 20, 2017

Buzzfeed’s Hannah Allam reports on the aftermath of a mosque’s destruction in Victoria, Texas. It burned down hours after President Trump signed a travel ban targeting Muslim countries in January. Although a suspect was identified in March, the arson horrified the town’s Muslim community. She writes, “Many of the 40 or so families who regularly attend the Islamic Center installed home security systems.” Allam adds, “Over Memorial Day weekend, which coincided with the beginning of Ramadan, mosque leaders held a symbolic groundbreaking where they displayed a rendering of the new mosque.”

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