Man arrested on suspicion of arson at mosque

December 13, 2015
Carl James Dial

Carl James Dial

A 23-year-old man was arrested late Friday in connection with a hate crime at a mosque in Riverside County.

Friday afternoon, a fire was reported at the Islamic Center of Palm Springs in the front lobby of a small building. Officials are not disclosing how the fire was started other than to say it was arson.

No one was injured in the blaze.

On Friday evening, officers arrested Carl James Dial Jr. of Palm Desert and booked him into the Riverside County Jail on five felony charges including arson and commission of a hate crime. Dial’s bails is set at $150,000 bail.

The mosque is about 75 miles from San Bernardino, where last week a married couple, considered radicalized Muslims, killed 14 people.



  1. WhiteSquall says:

    I’ve read Middle Eastern literature and history over the last thirty years and there is no such things as a “faithful obedient peaceful” Muslim. Your either a Muslim or not, that’s how things work people! If someone make’s a claim of being a Christian and does not obey what Jesus Christ had his followers write for future generations, their not a Christian. When the Media hears about Danish, French, Norwegian or Swedish women getting rapped, robbed and brutalizing the males, their Media does lets the Citizen know that those actions are commanded to perform by the Quran.

    I do find it interesting that people who follow the “Peaceful Religion” are one event from turning Radical, how many Buddhist (Burma Excluded, they got tired of getting slaughtered by Islamic Preachers and decided to fight back!) Christians, Jews, Taoist or Hindus do you read about killing little children and raping men and women? The Soviets were called in to Afghanistan by the Ruling Party to bring order to Afghanistan in the 1970s after the Shah was removed. The violations of the Geneva Convention done to Soviet Troops were akin to Nazi style POW evils.

    Christians do not burn down buildings or they are not Christian, yet the Muslim is given full glory for burning down the worship place of the Christian or Jew! In Syria when Islamic followers found Christians they demanded they pay the “Jizya” or die! The Syrian Christian did not have the $70,000 USD to pay and he died! How many Christians, Jews or Buddhists do you know that charge people money to live?

    “9:29 “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and his apostle nor acknowledge the religion of truth of the people of the Book (the Jews and the Christians) until they pay the Jizya [tax on non-Muslims] with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.”
    9:41 Go ye forth, (whether equipped) lightly or heavily, and strive and struggle [fight in war], with your goods and your persons, in the cause of God. That is best for you, if ye (but) knew.”

    Why would Denmark offer 20,000 Kronos for each person to return to Africa if what they see is filled with peace making their Country a better place to live? Why is Denmark, Sweden, Norway, UK and France such a favorite location, its because they get a very generous amount of Welfare payments. Imams don’t work, they tell their followers to have more babies to get more Welfare payments. That’s why America is not the top destination because America does not have a huge Public Dole like European Countries do.

    If anyone has been to Michigan. perhaps you might see for yourselves how Islamic Members do not come together as Americans, their in their little Islamic State and want their own Sharia Law to judge their members.

    Surah 5:51 O ye who believe! take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: They are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily God guideth not a people unjust.

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  2. achillesheal says:

    There is a dirty little secret that our government will not share with us….so called radicalized Muslims are actually good Muslims per the faith and teachings of the Koran.

    Mosques should not be harmed but should be surveilled.

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  3. achillesheal says:

    Oh great, now Muslims will probably retaliate against white men, women, and their children. Thank god Allah is the god of peace and his prophet Mohammed is the prince of peace and that Muslims are non violent.

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    • Ted Slanders says:


      The Iron Age God of Allah, the God of Muslims, along with the Bronze Age God of Yahweh, the God of Christians, both have their Holy Writings, the Qur’an and the Bible. If the followers of said writings cherry pick their passages, then both religions can be peaceful.

      The problem arises when both faiths actually read ALL of their God’s Holy Writings, and when doing so, both beliefs blatantly show that their version of God states to killi others that don’t believe in their faith. I am sure that each God mentioned wanted their believers to follow ALL of their Holy Writing’s commands so they can be true to their faith.

      The question remains, where does any follower of the faiths in question get the authority to usurp ALL of their God’s commands?

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      • achillesheal says:

        Yes,but. Christians figured it out 5 centuries ago when we were still fighting with swords and rocks. Muslims have our tanks and rocket launchers.

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        • Slowerfaster says:

          That begs the question ….Why do WE have tanks and rocket launchers, and other weapons of war with the sole function of killing people ?

          If the self-proclaimed, phony ‘christians’ that dress up in sheepskins and pretend to be civilized had to fight with swords and rocks; they’d all go hiding in caves.

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      • WhiteSquall says:

        Sam Harris tried to have a honest, open discussion with Cenk Uyger truthfully about the roles each of the Religious Books play’s on each conscience, its too bad Cenk was not honest enough to accept the critical remarks made by atheist Dr. Sam Harris. Dr. Harris is fair and honest, no religion escape’s his critics but even he is becoming outraged with Liberals who will not be honest or true to themselves. He calls them “Recalcitrant Lefties”, why? Dr. Harris and Bill Maher were excoriated by Ben Afflict for challenging the Mainstream Media lie that “Islam Promotes Peace” while Afflict who does not know his History spoke some like as his benefactors wanted him. I love Bill Maher and Sam Harris honest appraisals of all these religions, they don’t hold back any rage so why should people attack their own members (The Left) when Left members like Harris and Maher speak the truth?

        Boko Haran, Al Musara, Al Caida, ISIS, ISIL are just a few offshoots of this Religion of Peace. When people hear crazy talk by the West Borough Baptist all Christians say “These fools are insane, they don’t follow the Book they profess, their nothing more than a Cult Members following crazy men! How often do you hear the World of Islam stand up to crazy hate-filled members attacking innocents in France, US, UK?

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  4. Ted Slanders says:

    If Mr. Dial’s arson was due to the killing of 14 innocent individuals in San Bernardino, then as all true Christians realize, our thinking and foundation of our faith resides in the primitive Bronze Age where many God’s were created throughout the lands.

    “If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, BUT KILL HIM. Your hand shall be the first raised to SLAY HIM; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall STONE HIM TO DEATH, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12)

    “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.“ (Proverbs 30:5)

    Since every word of our Hebrew God Yahweh of the Christian faith is to be followed, and it is flawless and a refuge to us all, then the killing natured passage stated herein by our Hebrew God of the Christian faith is equal to many Jihadist killing passages within the Muslim’s Qur’an.

    Therefore, Christians should be the last ones chastising the Muslim that kills for their version of a God named Allah, and all vouchsafed by their Holy book of the Qur’an. The only difference is that some Muslims, aka, ISIS, Al Qaeda, et al, actually follow all of the demands of their God Allah within the Holy Qur’an. Whereas, most Christians cherry pick their demands from their God named Yahweh, in the Judeo-Christian bible.

    We true Christians should not throw stones as we live in our glass houses of faith. Mum’s the word!

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    • Old Salt says:

      Read the New Testament…!
      Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

      For many are called, but few are chosen.

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      • Ted Slanders says:

        Old Salt,

        With all due respect, what part of “Every word of God is flawless” didn’t you understand? Every word includes the passage in question of killing others that try and sway you away from Christianity. Are you purporting to know more than our Hebrew God Yahweh?

        “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.“ (Proverbs 30:5)

        Remember, our Bronze Age Hebrew God Yahweh never changes his mind. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.” (Malachi 3:6).

        When you state the old ruse of the Old Testament doesn’t apply unless we say it applies, then the part we say applies does apply, but the disturbing stuff doesn’t apply because of Jesus, goes directly against other scripture that says it does apply. This is the convoluted state that we Christians place ourselves in when accepting a Bronze Age God concept.

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      • ToHellinaHandBasket says:

        Old Salt,

        What you say is correct. Don’t bother with the Ted. He’s antichrist. He is a false and certainly miguided person.

        He misrepresents the Word of God. The Old Testament represents the dealings of our Creator God with His chosen people, The Israelites. The Old testament is Gods dealing with His chosen and if you read it smartly, the coming of our Savior Jesus.

        Because Jesus was rejected by the Jews of His time, we the Gentiles were grafted into the branch. Thus, the New Testament of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle was chosen for this task. He did well. Once a destroyer of the faith, he was confronted by Jesus himself. We are the vine.

        Ted’s pseudonyn “Ted Slanders” reveals much. He slanders the Word of God to confuse those who might read his rants. He is makes the Word of God confusing. Not good for him. I pity his deceit.

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      • tictac1 says:

        Old Salt, please don’t feed the trolls!

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    • NorCoMod says:

      I don’t know how anyone can argue with the written word.
      Thumbs up from here.

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  5. calzoni says:

    I am non-white and reject the inference that the color of his skin is a material consideration regarding this act.

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    • Paso_Guy says:

      I don’t see the reference, what am I missing?

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      • Paso_Guy says:

        Oh, I see, Calzoni, you need to reply to Slowfaster, otherwise your comment makes no sense, kinda like Slowfaster.

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    • Slowerfaster says:

      @calzoni …The point being, is that if this accused perpetrator were anything ‘other’ in race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or skin color besides ‘WHITE’; you can bet that those details would be mentioned.

      Just another example of white privilege and willful ignorance.

      I agree with the statement by Dr. King, that all people should be judged on the content of their character, and not on the color of their skin …but that’s not how such a large proportion of ‘Muricans’ do so today.

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      • tictac1 says:

        “The point being, is that if this accused perpetrator were anything ‘other’ in race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or skin color besides ‘WHITE’; you can bet that those details would be mentioned.”

        Uh, no. Here’s what the AP says-

        If you actually read much crime reporting, as I do, you’ll notice a distinct lack of mention on race, even to the point of obfuscation. For example, a recent report contained a BOL for a suspect “male medium build, dark sweat shirt, dark pants.” Yeah. That’s about half the men in the city. Skin color might have narrowed it down a bit (or not, depending on the population). Turned out he was black, but that was not reported in the original description, despite the fact that the police knew who they were looking for based on the witnesses.

        MOST people do judge others by their character, try stepping outside now and then. Real racism is mostly relegated to prisons now, where it is alive and well.

        Maybe peddle that race-baiting elsewhere?

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  6. Slowerfaster says:

    Not just a 23 year-old man, but a 23 year-old WHITE domestic terrorist.

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    • Rambunctious says:

      Keeping score?

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    • BeenThereDoneThat says:

      Well at least you can say the word terrorist, unlike Obama.

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      • Slowerfaster says:

        Oh, pure baloney ! Just more ODS.

        I only would like President Obama to follow my lead; and call Cheney, Bush, Rice, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, and others in that corrupt administration WAR CRIMINALS …being an ultimate form of terrorist.

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        • achillesheal says:

          Isis is looking for a few good men. Why not sign up and take your anger out on the infidels first hand.

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          • Slowerfaster says:

            Another Dr. King quote:

            “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
            Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

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            • achillesheal says:

              So you are going to follow the words of dr. King and love Dick Cheney?

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              • Slowerfaster says:

                I’d love to see him at the Hague, on trial for crimes against humanity.
                Then afterwards, I would pray for his soul …but it’s been in an undisclosed location for decades.

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          • justbeware says:

            Don’t forget to mention women and anyone else willing to blow themselves and others up.

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