Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec City Mosque Says President's Car Deliberately Set on Fire

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec City Mosque Says President's Car Deliberately Set on Fire

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Quebec City mosque says president's car torched

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QUEBEC - A car belonging to the president of a Quebec City mosque where six men were shot dead in January was set on fire earlier this month, police confirmed Wednesday.

In a statement, the mosque said the incident occurred on Aug. 6 at about 1:30 a.m. in the driveway of Mohamed Labidi's home.

It said the car was a total loss and that the fire also spread to the hedge of the home.

"We remain on the lookout for any progress in the investigation and we hope charges will be brought against these criminals once they are identified," the statement read.

"This hateful crime toward (Labidi) and his family are the latest in a long series of hateful acts against our organization."

The mosque also said excrement was thrown at its doors several days after the car was destroyed.

A Quebec City police spokesman, Lt. Jean-Francois Vezina, described the fire as criminal but said authorities haven't yet determined whether it was a hate crime. …

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