Notre Dame Blaze Hastily Ruled Accident, Ruling Out Arson

French authorities hastily ruled the Notre Dame blaze a tragic consequence of accidental construction-site mistakes. (BBC photo)

The Daily Beast – Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs suggested Tuesday evening that French officials made a “political decision” to quickly rule out arson as the cause of the fire that destroyed much of the historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

While French authorities are currently treating the blaze as an accident and have ruled out—for the moment—arson and terrorism, baseless speculation and wild conspiracy theories have run rampant, especially on the right.

Conservative host Glenn Beck, for instance, said: “If this was started by Islamists, I don’t think you’ll find out about it, because I think it would set the entire country on fire.”

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