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Mysterious Fire Consumes North Dakota Church Owned By White Supremacist

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 03.23.2017 | Crime

A historic church recently purchased by an avowed white supremacist caught fire and burned to the ground Wednesday in North Dakota, sparking an invest...

Lawyer's Pants Catch On Fire In The Middle Of An Arson Trial

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.09.2017 | Weird News

We’re not calling Miami defense lawyer Stephen Gutierrez a liar. But we can say that during a trial on Wednesday afternoon, his pants were on fire. ...

Police Blame Arson For Fire That Killed 22 Girls In Guatemala Shelter

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.09.2017 | Home

SAN JOSE PINULA, Guatemala, March 8 (Reuters) - A fire tore through a home for abused teenagers and children in Guatemala, killing at least 22 girls o...

Montreal University Buildings Evacuated After Bomb Threats Target Muslim Students

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.01.2017 | Home

Multiple buildings were evacuated at a Canadian university on Wednesday after a letter sent to media outlets threatened to detonate bombs targeting Mu...

Another Mosque In America Was Set On Fire Last Night

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics

Authorities in Florida say arson is to blame for a fire at a mosque early Friday morning, marking the third time in less than a year that a Tampa-area...

WATCH: Karma Comes Back Around For Dumbass Arsonist

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.15.2017 | Crime

An arsonist in South Australia accidentally set his own leg on fire while trying to start a blaze, authorities say. Surveillance footage shows the uni...

You Can Help Rebuild A Mosque That Was Burned Down In America

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.16.2017 | Crime

His mosque was burned to the ground in the early morning hours of Saturday, but on Sunday night his heart was full of hope. “We are so overwhelmed,...

Congregation Member Charged With Burning Black Church In Mississippi

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics

The man who was arrested in the burning and vandalizing of a black church in Mississippi is a member of its congregation, the Associated Press reporte...

Firefighter Charged With Torching His House, Blaming It On Anti-Cop Suspects

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.08.2016 | Crime
Read More: Arson, Crime News

A firefighter in upstate New York is facing a felony arson charge after authorities say he set his family’s house on fire and wrote an anti-police m...

Florida Woman, Angry At Her Ex, Allegedly Set Wrong Car On Fire

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 09.07.2016 | Crime
Read More: Arson, Crime News

A Florida woman is facing arson charges after police say she was filmed torching a parked car that she mistook for her ex-boyfriend’s. The vengeful ...

Parents: Do the Right Thing and Take Responsibility

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 05.25.2016 | New York
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

On Sunday May 8th, a group of African-American children set fire to a parked school bus in front of a Jewish elementary school in Crown Heights. The i...

Escaped Jail Inmate Found Hiding Inside A Dishwasher

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 04.15.2016 | Crime

A Texas county jail inmate who escaped custody while receiving treatment in a hospital was found in the dishwasher of his girlfriend's apartment in bo...

Arsonist Who Took Selfie Video Sentenced To 20 Years For Wildfires

Reuters | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.09.2016 | Crime

A man who took a video of himself surrounded by flames that erupted into one of the worst California wildfires of 2014 was fined $60 million and sente...

Wrongly Convicted: Arson or Accident?

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 01.30.2017 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

In December 2015, four men convicted of murder and arson in two completely unrelated cases were exonerated. In Virginia, in 1989, Davey Reedy was c...

Man Hired To Remove Confederate Monuments In New Orleans Has $200,000 Lamborghini Torched

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices

The man hired by the city of New Orleans to remove four Confederate statues has had his 2014 Lamborghini Huracan set on fire and reduced to rubble. Ac...

Occupation, Arson, and Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Federal land is currently being occupied by protestors. Or, according to some, by domestic terrorists. But pigeonholing these guys with either label isn't quite as easy as it might first seem.

Sweden's Gigantic Straw Christmas Goat Is Set Ablaze... Again

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | Weird News

STOCKHOLM (AP) — In what's become a Christmas tradition to some Swedes, a giant decorative goat made of straw was set ablaze early Sunday and police...

Police: Person Detained Over Arson At Southern California Mosque

AP/The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.12.2015 | Crime

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California mosque was damaged in a fire that authorities said was intentionally set. Flames were reported just a...

There Have Been At Least 100 Attacks On Black Churches Since 1956

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

Within the past two weeks, six predominantly black churches in St. Louis, Missouri have been the target of arsonists. The doors of each church have be...

LGBT Hate Was in the Air This 9/11

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

How we have declined from honoring the LGBT heroes of September 11 for their courage and sacrifice, to this 9/11 anniversary when anti-LGBT fear is being manipulated by calls for so-called "Religious Liberty" is the book that cries out for someone to write.

10-Year-Old Boy Reportedly Sets Fire To Store For Gang Initiation

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.13.2015 | Crime

A 10-year-old New York City boy is accused by police of trying to burn down a local store so he could join a Brooklyn gang. The boy, who reportedly li...

Lawyer For Man Accused Of Setting Fiancee On Fire Says It Was A 'Horrible Accident'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Crime

The attorney representing a man accused of dousing his fiancee with gasoline and setting her on fire this week claims that it was a "horrible accident...

Jews, Muslims Pray For Palestinian Family Injured In Arson Attack

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion

An arson attack on a Palestinian home on July 31 in Duma that killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh and injured three other family members brought Jewish ...

U.S. Jewish Groups Join Recovery Efforts After Israeli Church Arson Attack

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) Two prominent American Jewish organizations are among those helping a torched Israeli church recover from an arson attack. The Anti-De...

Carol Kuruvilla

Who In God's Name Could Be Burning Black Churches?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion

Six black churches burned. Two weeks. Three blazes that could be arson. Authorities have yet to determine whether the fires that have ripped throug...