Detroit Mosque Fire Investigated

April 20, 2009

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

Police and fire officials are investigating a fire inside the Tawheed Center, a mosque on West Warren, which was discovered early Saturday by a person arriving for morning prayers.

Members of the mosque say a back window was broken, and an accelerant, perhaps gasoline, was poured through the window and set on fire. Damage to the mosque was minimal, officials said.

Dawud Walid of the Council on American Islamic Relations said members of the mosque have had difficulty with some people in the neighborhood in recent days, and the fire does not appear to be a hate crime.