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Very stupid arsonist

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Submitted by a.festine (United States), Aug 27, 2004 at 15:17

As an attorney who has been involved in a couple of cases (both civil and criminal) over the years in which arson was alleged, I was very amused by your article.

If the allegations against Mr. Akram are true-he is not just an Muslim arsonist with an actual or perceived persecution complex- but a very stupid one indeed.

When gasoline is used as an accellerant, it leaves a petroleum based residue in the burnt rubble which is easily detected via laboratory tests. It is the first thing that a seasoned insurance investigator looks for.

Any arsonist with a modicum of intelligence devises a more creative way to start the fire, and ensure that it spreads quickly enough to cause damage. They never use gasoline.

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