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Arsonist responsible for Australian mosque attack

The mosque is the only one in the region and the attack comes four months after a previous attack.

Arsonist responsible for Australian mosque attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

A glass panel at the entrance of the mosque's office was smashed and the mosque was set alight about 2:00am Friday. This was the second such attack on the mosque this year and the Acting Superintendent Ben Marcus said that "arson...is an obvious line of inquiry for us," he said.

The attack comes just four months after a previous attack on the mosque with Australian Muslims facing an unprecedented wave of Islamophobic attacks.

Mosque spokesman Shahjahan Khan, said the attack on the mosque would likely to cost "hundreds of thousands of dollars”.

He cited the Reclaim Australia movement, which held rallies protesting against the cultural influence of Islam in Australia for connecting the religion with violent extremism, as well as the political figure Pauline Hanson, who spoke at the group’s Brisbane rally.

“This has been the second attack on this Islamic community in four months. It’s shocking, it’s outrageous and we want people to come forward so that the police can get the names of the perpetrators, so they can investigate it and if necessary they are charged.”

 

A glass panel at the entrance of the mosque was smashed before it was set alight about 2:00am Friday.

Firefighters managed to put out the blaze, but not before the building was significantly damaged.

There are no suspects at the moment, but it was the second attack on the mosque this year.

Acting Superintendent Ben Marcus said arson had not been ruled out.

"It's an obvious line of inquiry for us," he said.

A glass panel at the entrance of the mosque was smashed before it was set alight about 2:00am Friday.

Firefighters managed to put out the blaze, but not before the building was significantly damaged.

There are no suspects at the moment, but it was the second attack on the mosque this year.

Acting Superintendent Ben Marcus said arson had not been ruled out.

"It's an obvious line of inquiry for us," he said.

Last Mod: 17 Nisan 2015, 18:34
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