(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/3/12) – A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organizations today welcomed the arrest of a suspect in an arson attack on an Ohio mosque.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) also urged state and federal law enforcement authorities to consider hate crime charges in the case if a bias motive is determined.
Indiana State Police yesterday announced the arrest of Randy Linn, 52, of St. Joe, Ind. Linn was arrested in Fort Wayne, Ind., and is alleged to be the “person of interest” shown in surveillance photographs in connection with an intentionally-set fire Sunday at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. He is being held pending extradition to Ohio. Police officials say Linn will be charged with two counts of arson, and one count each of aggravated burglary and carrying a concealed weapon.
CAIR: Man Arrested in Arson at Islamic Center of Greater Toledo