CAIRO: The home of an Egyptian Muslim family living in Palm Bay, Florida was destroyed on Thursday because of an explosion which police ruled out as an accident.
Investigators said someone set a fire inside the home and vapors from the fuel likely caused the explosion.
The Muslim community in Florida suspects Tamer Hassan’s house was destroyed deliberately in a hate crime. Tamer Hassan was at work delivering newspapers when his home was broken into and destroyed.
There have been recent speeches made against the Muslim community in Florida.
According to Muslim advocacy organizations in the United States, Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite on Thursday vehemently ruled out condemning a prominent Hernando County Republican who called Islam a hateful, frightening religion.
Brown-Waite condemned Gov. Jeb Bush and the head of the Republican Party of Florida who last week demanded an apology from Commissioner Tom Hogan and his wife, Mary Ann Hogan. On Friday, Gov.-elect Charlie Crist severed Mary Ann Hogan s relationship with his campaign in response to a letter from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.