TWO HELD IN FIRE THAT DE­STROYED MOSQUE LEADER’S CAR

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Que­bec City po­lice say they have ar­rested two men in con­nec­tion with a fire that de­stroyed a car be­long­ing to the pres­i­dent of a mosque where six men were killed in Jan­uary. The car of Mo­hamed Labidi, pic­tured, was set on fire out­side his house in early Au­gust. Po­lice are call­ing it a hate crime but say they do not be­lieve the ac­cused be­long to any known ide­o­log­i­cal group. One of the men was ar­rested Thurs­day and po­lice be­lieve he is linked to four other fires in Que­bec City. The other man was nabbed Fri­day and is not a sus­pect in the other blazes. The Aug. 6 in­ci­dent out­side Labidi’s res­i­dence oc­curred just days af­ter Que­bec City Mayor Régis Labeaume an­nounced an agree­ment with the mosque on the cre­ation of a new Mus­lim ceme­tery in the city.

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