At least 5 black churches have caught fire in the last week in USA

SHAFAQNA – According to Huffington Post, the series of blazes, which have happened in 4 southern states and Ohio, comes a week after 9 people were killed at a Charleston church.

An arsonist set fire to the College Hills Seventh Day Adventist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Monday. The following day, God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, Georgia, was gutted by flames. And on Wednesday, Briar Creek Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, was deliberately set ablaze, causing more than $250,000 in damage.

Briar Creek Pastor Mannix Kinsey told a local news station he hopes the event turns out not to be a hate crime, and the culprit is “already forgiven,” but he’s worried about “the climate.” Other churches in South Carolina and Ohio have also caught fire, though it’s unclear if arsonists began the blazes.

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