Anis Shorrosh and the Suspicious Fire
Posted May 1, 2008

Anis Shorrosh and the Suspicious Fire

by Sheila Musaji

A curious story that will need to be followed.  Anis Shorrosh who is an outspoken critic of Islam has been arrested for arson in an incident involving a fire set at the apartment complex where Shorrosh lives.

According to various news stories shorrosh was arrested shortly after firefighters had arrived at his building.  A warrant had already been issued for his arrest because he was seen damaging the buildings security system with a hammer the day before.  However, security cameras still caught him entering and exiting the room where the garbage and recycling containers were kept and where the fire was started with accelerant.  He seems to have been burning tax records in the fire, although one report says he was attempting to burn the building down.

This is a story to watch as Shorrosh, a Baptist minister whose main focus is on converting Muslims and showing everyone else how evil Islam is, has claimed in the past that there have been death threats made against him by “fanatic Muslims”. 

He has claimed that Islam has a 20 year plan for taking over America   He is the man who began the “True Furqan” project (a book that looks like a Qur’an but is actually a Christian missionary attempt to convert Muslims), a True Furqan hoax.  He issued a press release in 2002 claiming that a devout Muslim could not be a patriotic American.

In the 80’s and 90’s he participated in debates with Ahmed Deedat, Jamal Badawi and others, but since then has not been much a part of the now money making career of Islam bashing and perhaps this fire will turn out to have been an inept and failed attempt to claim that those “fanatic Muslims” had made an attempt on his life.  This would certainly have gotten him on the Islam bashers speakers circuit.

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