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CAIR Welcomes Arrest in Arson Attack on Texas Mosque


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CAIR Welcomes Arrest in Arson Attack on Texas Mosque

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

HOUSTON, TEXAS - The Texas office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas) today welcomed an arrest of a man suspected of setting fire to the Islamic Center of Victoria in Victoria, Texas, in January.

CAIR-Texas said the suspect, Marq Vincent Perez, 25, has "an apparent hatred of Muslims" and is described as a "right-wing extremist." A prosecutor noted that Perez, who claimed that members of the mosque are "terrorists," may have targeted multiple mosques based on his social media comment: "Can you pinpoint any mosques that a team can get clear to?"

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