Police refuse to call church arson a ‘hate crime’ despite “Allahu Akbar” and “swastika” graffiti on the church

A fire set to a Central Florida church after an Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar” and a swastika was spray-painted on one of its walls obviously is a hate crime but in a Barack Hussein Obama (Muslim)-ruled country, it never will be called that.


Florida Today  Melbourne police are ruling out hate as a motivation in the case of a church where vandals spray-painted “Allahu Akbar” and a swastika and set fire to a storage room, leaving behind at least $5,000 in damages.

“It’s a tragedy what happened at the church, and we’re not dropping (the investigation) by any extent, but there’s nothing that would lead us to believe that this is nothing more than graffiti,” said Lt. Cheryl Trainer of the Melbourne Police. With a hate crime, an enhanced felony under Florida law, “you have to show a motivation. I don’t know why the (vandals) chose this church, but there is nothing about the graffiti that targets Christians or them. (So painting the phrase that every Muslim terrorist shouts while beheading Christians doesn’t mean anything?)

Bishop Gordon
Bishop Gordon

Trainer said police don’t have any suspects, but (MUSLIM) juveniles are likely the culprits.

The blaze spread through a storage room at New Shiloh Christian Center, 3900 Sarno Road, setting off an alarm about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Sprinklers were activated, which church officials credit with keeping the fire from spreading to a nearby electrical room. It was the second time in less than a month that vandals struck the predominantly African-American congregation with graffiti.

Most shockingly for church members, the vandals took time before setting the fire Tuesday morning to scrawl blue graffiti on a nearby maintenance shed that read “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is great,” in Arabic. Church workers also found a swastika — the symbol used by Hitler to denote superiority and strike fear in his enemies — with the words “We see u” painted in.


Bishop Jacquelyn Gordon, overseer of the 1,500-member congregation, was stunned to learn that the incident is not being considered a hate crime. “My concern is why did they target us? Why did they take the time to do that when there are two other churches across the street? I’m very disappointed. We pay taxes like everybody else,” Gordon said.

“Obviously we don’t know the mindset of the person who did it but none of the symbols are seen to be bias toward that church. Clearly we’re dealing with someone who is immature,” Trainer said. (No, you are dealing with Muslims)

Muslim graffiti painted on wall of I-95 highway in Florida
Muslim graffiti painted on wall of I-95 highway in Florida