Wednesday, December 30, 2015
A black Muslim has been arrested in connection with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day 2015, but the motive for the crime remains a mystery, with the suspect maintaining that he was a regular at the mosque
A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has confirmed that the suspect, 37-year-old Gary Nathaniel Moore of Houston, has been arrested. Moore has appeared in court and bond was set at $100,000. According to a charging instrument released by the Harris County District Clerk, Moore told investigators at the scene that he has attended the storefront mosque for five years, coming five times per day to pray seven days per week.