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Mosque in Canada deliberately set on fire

16 November 2015 14:04


A mosque in Canada has been deliberately set on fire in what is being labeled as “clearly a hate crime,” by the Muslim community there.

On Sunday, police authorities told reporters that they were still investigating the case of arson at Masjid al-Salaam, the only mosque in the city of Peterborough on the Otonabee River in central Ontario.

The fire engulfed the mosque on Saturday around 11 pm local time, less than an hour after dozens of people from the Muslim community gathered there.

No one was injured in the fire, police said, adding that the mosque was unusable due to the extent of the damage.

Local media cited police authorities as saying that they were still looking into the motive for the burning of the mosque and searching for suspects.

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