On Nov. 14, shots were fired at a mosque in Meriden, Connecticut. Two days later, in Pflugerville, Texas, vandals tore up a Quran, covered it with feces and left it at the door of a mosque. In Roanoke, Virginia, Mayor David Bowers, a Democrat, announced his opposition to assisting Syrian refugees and suggested that it might be time to create World War II-style internment camps for any refugees from the Middle East. Tennessee State House member Glen Casada, a Republican, followed suit by proposing that all Syrian refugees in his state be rounded up and sent to a federal immigration center. Rhode Island State Senator Elaine Morgan, a Republican, argued against accepting any Syrian refugees because "the Muslim religion and philosophy is to murder, rape, and decapitate anyone [who] is a non-Muslim." And so it began.