An Actual War on Christmas

Well, this shouldn’t freak anybody out:

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Anger over a Somali-born teen’s failed plan to blow up a van full of explosives during Portland’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony erupted in arson on Sunday when a fire damaged an Islamic center frequented by the suspect, authorities said.

Police don’t know who started the blaze or exactly why, but they believe the Islamic center in Corvallis was targeted because terror suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, occasionally worshipped there.

Yosof Wanly, the imam at the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center, said he was advised by friends to take his family out of their home because of the potential threat of hate crime, and members decried the alleged arson attack. No one was injured, and the fire was contained to one room.

That’s gotta help, right? “They” were gonna blow up your Christmas tree, so you have to set fire to their mosque. Because that ends well, all the time. That never, ever creates any kind of bad situation. Don’t these people at least watch movies? Plus, not to mention the general wisdom-free nature of that decision, the supposed terrroristwasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed:

A Somali-born teenager plotted to carry out a car bomb attack at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland on Friday, but the bomb turned out to be a dud supplied by undercover agents as part of a sting, federal prosecutors said.

So now you’ve got a story that should be about the FBI successfully foiling a terrorist attack attempt they set up, which is amusing in its own way, I mean, people need something to do all day, but you’ve gone and turned it into an escalating religious war and scared some people trying to pray. Good job, genius. The next step is the theft of some baby Jesuses from manger scenes across the land, after which it will clearly be time to nuke Iran.

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4 thoughts on “An Actual War on Christmas

  1. Snarki, child of Loki says:

    Yeah, how dare that kid try to destroy the CENTRAL SYMBOL of christianity, the Christmas Tree!
    Why, the Bible goes on and on at great length how Christmas Trees are holy and blessed and revered, and how we must all bow down and WORSHIP it, and bring it wrapped gifts, and shiny sparkly decorations, and a little bit of warm water in the holder, and electric lights.
    Until it gets all dry and stuff, then we swipe all the gifts and drag its dead carcass to the curb.
    But it’s HOLY and SACRED! So there! </wingtard>

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  2. CVS says:

    Ever feel like you’re caught in the middle of a millennia old religious war?

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  3. MichaelF says:

    I sometimes feel like it’s worse than a millenia old religious war. Eventually the institutional elements of religion tend to recognize it’s more profitable to engage in some form of get along/go along.
    But the loonies honestly believe violence in the name of their father sky-god is somehow a good thing…that they end up fucking things up for everyone doesn’t register with them.

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  4. CVS says:

    Well, that’s because all they care about is proving in their minds that their sky-god can kick your sky-god’s ass and all you heathen worshipers deserve to burn in hell, anyway 😉

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