BY : LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
Since October 8th, the seventh church, six of them predominantly African-American, and the 7th ( Shrine Of St . Joseph ) which had a majority white congregation, but was located in a mostly black neighborhood has been set on fire in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
In an area close to Ferguson Missouri, where some many protests against police brutality and racism have taken place, many people in the African-American community believe the police department is not doing enough to solve the spree of what seems to be white supremacist domestic terroristic arson attacks on the black christian community.
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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
In post racial America, another African-American house of God was set on fire in St. Louis , the fifth church in ten days. This time the
New Life Missionary Baptist Church.
According to , St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson, the fire was set on the door and the damage to the building was minimal.
The last outbreak of arson attacks on black churches happened days after The Dylann Roof, Charleston AME Church massacre this summer , seven black churches were burned down by suspected white supremacists, also in ten days.
Pastor David Briggs told local fox2now:
“I have forgiven them. I don’t want the communities to be angry. I don’t want the churches to be angry, because it is in these moments that our character is tested”.
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