Cui bono? Suspicious Swedish Mosque fires weren’t really arson after all?

“The ancient Roman consul Lucius Cassius Longinus Ravilla had a simple maxim for bringing light to crimes commited: Cui bono? Who benefits?

Is it the obvious guilty party, or should one pause and consider also the person in the room who stands to gain the most from it all?

Then, as now, smart people found ways to enrich themselves or further their political goals while setting up some dumb guy to take the rap. But by starting the investigation in the right end, many “obvious” scapegoats got a fair shake while the manipulator behind the scenes was brought to justice.

What makes me think of this maxim is the mysterious rash of half-hearted “assaults” on Swedish mosques, so perfectly timed and limited in scope that the question of cui bono practically jumps out and slaps you across the face.”


 

Do read this – Mosque set ablaze in Swedish town [UPDATE 3]

“… lead investigator Franzell has now gone on the record with state-owned radio SR to fully retract his statement yesterday that the fire was the work of an arsonist.”

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  • Brett_McS

    OK, I’ll go ahead and repost my comment from earlier today:

    Are they sure the mosque attacks are not inside jobs? There was a fun ‘hate crime’ at the Lakemba mosque a few years ago where the perp was caught on the mosque’s security cameras. Unfortunately for the hate crime industry the perp turned out to be the mosque’s own imam.

    Update: Here is a link to the story. It’s Hilalious!

    http://www.israellycool.com/2009/03/20/catmeathead-vandalizes-his-own-mosque/

    • Frau Katze

      Some are definitely inside jobs. But others are not. Each case had to be looked at separately.

    • Frau Katze

      I think I remember reading about that case!

    • Ha!

  • If this was a Molotov cocktail, the splash/fire patterns, I imagine, would appear so. If this was just some kitchen accident, that, too, would be apparent to an investigator worth his salt.

    Nevertheless, this entire incident will STILL be blamed on Islamophobia.

    Count on it.

    • Frau Katze

      Certainly for people like Erdogan & Co in Turkey, every single fire is Islamophobia, even it were proven to be done by Muslims themselves (and some have). Or even accidental.

      • I expect the Islamists to be paranoid. The Swedes are just stupid for catering this paranoia.

  • Frau Katze

    I heard that first one looked accidental. Don’t know what to think about the other two.

    It’s too early to say. It could be a Muzz trying to get sympathy or it could be some guys furious over the “coup” that shut out the Sweden Democrats.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    I for one wouldn’t walk across the street to pee on a burning mosque. 🙂

  • Achmed

    The Swedes must prove they are not racists by paying reparations to every Muslim in Sweden!

  • AlanUK

    Inside job: outside job: accident. Who knows at this stage.
    There is always the strong possibility of the fire being caused by faulty electrics or a pan fire.