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A FIRE INTENTIONALLY BURNT AT A MOSQUE IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

 

Fire in mosque

Diyanet- a mosque in New Haven Connecticut was set on fire at the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan (Sunday) as an act of arson.

The visiting Imam of the mosque was busy in reading while the fire broke out around 4 PM, he then rushed to call the president of the Connecticut Mr. Haydar Elevli.

After knowing the fire news, the president immediately ran towards the place leaving everything behind, read the report.

Through the fire harmed none but had broken the structure of the mosque uninhabitable.

According to a statement released by the Local Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair-CT), the fire commenced on the first floor of the mosque and wend up to the second. Currently, the building has been put under the reconstruction.

John Alston the New Haven Fire Department Chief told the reporters on Monday, “In conducting the investigation, we’ve detected that there is intent in this fire. This was intentionally set.”

Further, interim Police Chief Otoniel Reyes stated, “We are taking this very seriously.”

“We are working with our federal and state partners to make sure that there is no underlying issue to the greater community and to the greater religious community,” he added.

Governor Ned Lamont had also commented in a tweet regarding the matter.

 

“Given recent attacks on houses of worship in this country and around the world, it is incumbent on law enforcement authorities to investigate the possibility of a bias motive for this arson,” quoted the executive director of CAIR-CT, Tark Aouadi.

Further investigation by the special teams like the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is still under process, although no motive behind the fire-attack has been clear nor any arrest been reported yet.

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