Investigators say fire at Ohio mosque was arson

Investigators say a fire inside a landmark mosque in Ohio was intentionally set.

Little information was being released Monday about the fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.

The blaze broke out Sunday and caused both smoke and water damage on the second floor of the mosque that sits along Interstate 75 near Toledo.

The building’s gold dome is visible for miles and is a landmark in northwest Ohio.

Associated Press, 1 October 2012

See also “Local mosque fire ruled arson”, Toledo Blade, 2 October 2012

Update:  See “CAIR offers $5K reward for info on Ohio mosque arson”, CAIR press release, 2 October 2012

Update 2:  See “Suspect arrested in arson fire in mosque outside Toledo; Arab-Americans in Northwest Ohio scared”, Plain Dealer, 2 October 2012