Islamophobia is still alive and well. A mosque in Joplin, Missouri, was burned to the ground early Monday, days after a “neo-Nazi” gunman also killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
According to CNN affiliate KYTV, authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.
“This incident should not stop us from worshiping our God,” one member of the Islamic Society of Joplin told CNN affiliate KYTV. “We are going to find a place probably to continue our service to God.”
Kimberly Kester, another member of the Mosque, said that she believed the building was a target of vandalism.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has called for increased police protection at other places of worship in the wake of the fire and is offering a $10,000 reward for information on the latest incident.