FBI offers $15,000 reward in Missouri mosque arson

Federal authorities are offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for setting a mosque in Joplin, Missouri earlier this month.

From a press release obtained by TPM from the FBI’s Joplin office:

On the morning of July 4, 2012 at approximately 3:30 a.m., reports were received regarding a fire on the roof of the Islamic Center of Joplin. The fire, which was extinguished by the Jasper County Fire Department, was a surface fire, contained on the roof of the building, not penetrating the building or causing any interior damage.

A review of the surveillance video showed an unidentified white male walking up to the building and throwing an ignited object onto the roof. Below is a full face image, taken from the surveillance video, of the individual who threw the object onto the roof of the building.

TPM, 16 July 2012

Joplin mosque arson suspect