Arsonist who burned mosque referred to New Zealand attack in graffiti: Police

Someone set fire to a mosque in Southern California on Sunday and left graffiti referencing the deadly terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand, authorities said.
1:32 | 03/25/19

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The alleged arson happened around 3:15 this morning just about two hours. Before the early morning prayer members of the Nash to tell me that this community supports peace and love. And although they are on high alert they will continue to come to prayer services. This is not a pot Keating people it's not about. You know harming people. In we go to the must have right here too you know learn how to respect our neighbors. This tightening it Islamic community is now on the edge after someone tries to set their mosque on fire but we don't elect. In a war Safeway here. The Maas is located on sixth avenue near Escondido boulevard early this morning members inside. Saw flames on the outside of the building they came outside. And they extinguish the fire prior to the police or fire department arriving Escondido police say they also found a note inferno of the building. With references made to the deadly mosques attacked in New Zealand. From now on it's gonna happen anyway you know what's going on there's people I mean they don't. Respect any you know religion although there is fear that something like this could happen again. Members say they will pray for the alleged arsonist and continue to stay strong as a community. We have people who expressed their dissent. We have people who express their ally shipped there they're loyalty and enough for the Muslim community soul all bowl we are heightened our awareness. We're still was all this idea that there are people here who love us and support us. The take home ten news.

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