Man accused of hate crime in Oregon mosque arson

CORVALLIS — Federal law enforcement authorities arrested Cody Seth Crawford, 24, Wednesday night on a federal hate crimes indictment in what they say was a racially motivated arson at a Corvallis mosque.

The arrest comes eight months after the Nov. 28 firebombing of the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center at 610 N.W. Kings Boulevard in Corvallis. Authorities quickly determined the fire, which burned the office of the mosque, was an arson.

The Oregonian, 25 August 2011

Update:   See “Suspect in Corvallis mosque firebombing will remain in jail, judge orders”, The Oregonian, 25 August 2011