Australia: Toowoomba mosque set on fire for second time

2015-04-18 03:43:27 | Al Muslim News
Australia: Toowoomba mosque set on fire for second time


An arsonist is believed to be behind a fire which badly damaged the Garden City Mosque, only mosque in Toowoomba, on Queensland's Darling Downs.
A glass panel at the entrance of the mosque was smashed before it was set alight about 2:00am Friday. The blaze ripped through the building causing “significantly damage†before Firefighters could extinguish the flames, ABC news reported.
There are no suspects at the moment, but it was the second attack on mosque was damaged in an arson attack earlier this year.
The fire is believed to have started in the office and quickly spread throughout the building.
Islamic Council of Queensland president Ismail Cajee condemned the arson attack.
"Whoever has done it is totally illiterate and absolutely uneducated," Cajee said. If only they knew and understood that the religion of Islam has been there for the past 1,400 years like the other religions, like Christianity, like Judaism, he added.
Toowoomba's Muslims took their prayers to a park today, because their mosque is now a crime scene.
The January attack, a man tried to light a fire in a plastic bin and then deliberately left a gas stove on in a building adjoining the mosque, but it failed to ignite.
It was deemed an attack on Muslims by a Queensland Islamic Community spokesman.


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