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Fires set inside Raleigh church

Posted January 31, 2010

— Several fires were set inside a Raleigh church Sunday morning, authorities said.

Police responding to a reported burglary found several fires set inside the First Korean Baptist Church, 8905 Ray Road, at about 11:30 a.m., authorities said. Firefighters were called and quickly extinguished the blaze.

The Wake County fire marshal and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were assisting Raleigh police and fire departments in investigating the fire.


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  • NotFromHere Feb 1, 2010

    "I thought that kind of act ended with the Romans."

    Actually this was a very common practice of the KKK even well into the second half of the 20th century. I'm in my 40's and I have several Catholic friends who grew up in the south who remember their churches being burned when they were growing up. Jewish temples were subject to burnings in the south as well.

  • dwntwnboy Feb 1, 2010

    While I'm not a religious person, I couldn't imagine an act intended to cause more emotional damage to a community of people than burning their place of worship. I thought that kind of act ended with the Romans.