HILLIARD — Police and Norwich Township Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a house fire on Britton Farms Drive.
An Ohio State student lives in the house with his roommate. That student says the garage has previously been painted with anti-Muslim slurs. The student’s mother owns the house, and his father is Dr. Salah Sultan, a controversial Islamic scholar who lives outside the U.S. No one was hurt in the fire.
The Council on American Islamic Relations is working with investigators to determine whether the fire was intentionally set, and whether that would constitute a hate crime.
See also CAIR press release, 18 January 2012