Mosque Burns in San Bernadino County, Arson Suspected

June 4, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times,1,3127589.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

On June 4, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "a suspicious fire gutted a mosque early Friday in the high desert city of Adelanto, the site of Southern California's only cemetery built exclusively for Muslims.

San Bernardino County arson investigators who inspected the ruins of the United Islamic Youth Organization mosque believe that the blaze was possibly arson or a hate crime, authorities said... The fire was labeled suspicious because the 1,500-square-foot mosque on Morning Glory Street did not have electric or gas service, ruling out an electrical fire or a gas leak as possible causes. Power was provided by a portable generator that was not on the premises."