Friday, December 11, 2015

Fire at a Calif. Mosque Today Appears Intentional; Viewed as a Payback for San Bernardino Massacre

A fire that broke out today (December 11, 2015) at a mosque in Coachella, California appears to have been intentionally set, authorities say, sparking condemnation and alarm in the Riverside County community and beyond, according to the LA Times website.

The fire occurred at the Islamic Society of the Coachella Valley mosque and is one of several incidents over the last week that officials believe may be a backlash to the San Bernardino massacre by two Muslim radical terrorists that killed 14 people last week.

Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit said he was alarmed at the possibility that the mosque was targeted for religious reasons.

He added, "If in fact it was done with the mosque as a target... it's reprehensible, and the people who perpetrated that act should be treated the way we would any other terrorist."

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