In the wake of the Charleston shooting, so called social justice warriors have played a huge role in promoting a contrived race war, because, you know, it’s good and progressive to have everyone feeling divided and angry.

The latest example of this comes in the form of drawing attention to numerous incidents where churches have caught on fire and, in some cases, burned to the ground.

With the latest incident coming last night in South Carolina, as the Mt. Zion AME Church caught ablaze, reports began to circulate that it was the SEVENTH ‘black church’ to be burned since the Charleston shooting.

Social justice warriors have done what they do best, and created a hashtag – #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches, with the clear insinuation that racist white supremacists are behind all the fires.

When one actually looks at the facts for a minute or two, however, a quite different picture emerges.

No cause for the fire at Mt. Zion AME Church has been released yet, but preliminary examination indicates it is not a case of arson.

The LA Times reports that none of the fires at any of the seven churches have been a declared a hate crime.

It is still unclear whether any of the fires are linked, and local officials’ accounts of the fires do not gel with sensationalist claims that racists are burning black churches..

Of the other six churches that have burned, only two have been confirmed as arson. One, in Knoxville, Tenn seems to have been, according to police, a case of petty vandalism, while the other in Charlotte, N.C. has none of the hallmarks of hate crime, with the damage occurring in a youth area.

Another church in Macon, Ga is listed as possible arson, but police have said there is ‘nothing to suggest malicious intent’, ie hate crime.

Another church in Warrenville, S.C. burned, but it is still not known what the cause was and police cannot rule out an accident.

In Tallahasee, Fla a church caught on fire, most likely due to an electrical short, according to local police, while another church in Gibson County, Tenn is actually a ‘white’ church that was struck by lightning – make of that what you will.

So, no, there is little evidence to support the notion that a spate of ‘black church burnings’ has broken out in the wake of Charleston, despite what basement dwelling twitter trolls would have everyone believe.


Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’, He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

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