Feb 20 2008
07:34 pm

Federal charges may soon be forthcoming for the three self-described "Christian" men who sprayed [illiterate] racist graffiti upon and later firebombed a Middle Tennessee mosque:

The call came in to the Columbia, Tennessee 911 call center at 5:20 on the morning of February 9. A fire was raging at the Islamic Center. When local police arrived a few minutes later, they found the broken glass of a door and heavy dark smoke billowing out of a broken window. At the scene, the officers also discovered a black swastika painted on the front of the building, along with two black swastikas and "We run the wold" (sic) and "White Power" painted on the side.

Later the same day, law enforcement officers arrested three local residents: Eric Ian Baker, 32, Michael Corey Golden, 23, and Jonathan Edward Stone, 19. The three men are accused of using empty beer bottles filled with gasoline and rags to set fire to the storefront mosque. They face federal charges of unlawful possession of a destructive device and state charges of arson.

According to the criminal complaint filed in federal court, at least two of the perpetrators of the arson and vandalism of the mosque were Christian Identity Movement adherents. (See the affidavit here.)

Christian Identity is a racist and anti-Semitic religious doctrine which teaches that European whites and their American descendants are the Biblical "chosen people,” while Jews are the literal descendants of Satan and that people of color are subhuman. It has been the theological glue binding together neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan devotees, militia members and others into the white nationalist movement.

Eric Rudolph and Buford O'Neal Furrow are a couple of other "Christian Identity" names you might recognize.

For those wishing to donate to the rebuilding fund for the mosque...

Community First Bank and Trust
501 S James Campbell Blvd.
Columbia, TN 38401
Islamic Center of Columbia Rebuilding Fund
Account Number: 0026123

captainkona's picture


Great post, Axel.

Being a Christian I take special offense at the like of these filth. And though I do try to sympathize with the hopelessly ignorant, evil people are evil people.
There is no difference between terrorists that claim to be Muslims and terrorists that claim to be Christians, Jews etc.
They are terrorists. They must be destroyed.

I lived in the Middle East for five years. I assimilated into their culture. I speak their language and I have as good an understanding of Islam as any westerner.

Islamic Terrorists are not Islamic people. They are just the Eric Rudolphs and Tim McVeys of that culture. Claiming to speak for God yet knowing not their own religion. Real Islamic people treated me like gold. Safe as in my mother's arms. Never have I been shown so much respect since.

Donating to this cause is a good thing to do.
Don't worry about Homeland Security red flagging your name. Chances are they already have it anyway.

"The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it's open."

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