Queens Arson Attacks Under Investigation as Hate Crimes

Four arson attacks in Queens, N.Y., are being investigated as possible hate crimes against Muslims, police said. The attacks, which took place around 8 p.m. Sunday, targeted an Islamic center housing a prominent Shiite mosque, a bodega and two private homes. Police and fire officials say at least two of the attacks appear to have stemmed from a dispute at the bodega, where a customer of Guyanese descent argued with an employee. The customer allegedly returned to the bodega and tossed a...Full Story
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