A lot of hay has been made about how Jared Lee Loughner would have been already shipped off to Guantanamo if he were Muslim and the right wouldn't be arguing as forcefully as possible that he was "insane" and therefore acted in complete isolation (all one billion Muslims are at fault when someone includes Islam in their ravings before an act of violence and it's political correctness to deny it; no one else is responsible when someone includes rightwing dogma in their ravings before an act of violence and it's political profiteering to point it out).
But we don't even have to look at the big events to see that sort of discrepency. I can only find one mainstream publication covering this story, but imagine if it were a Christian church that found seemingly pro-gay graffiti on it (replace "Pakistan" with, say, "Serbia"). Something tells me it'd be plastered on the front page of every major paper:
Pollpeter said he contacted the Springfield police, as well as the FBI. He believes the messages constitute a hate crime.
He described graffiti left on the building at 2151 East Division St. as including: a phallic symbol near the door where women enter; phrases saying "gay insurrection," "gay is ok" and a reference to Allah being gay; profane four-letter words; and the words "You bash us in Pakistan we bash you here;" a pentangle; and a Star of David.
Who knows if this person was queer or straight. There's no way to tell unless they catch the person, but I wouldn't put it past someone who's queer to be incredibly misguided in their quest to end homophobia they're on the receiving end of, nor would I put it past a Christian conservative acting on that article of faith that says that Christian homophobia is good for gays while Islamic homophobia is bad for gays.
And it really shouldn't be all that important, since what the person was concerned with is making Muslim people in Missouri feel unwelcome and scared. And, of course, that will never be labeled an act of terror.