Hamilton man sets fire to a Mosque

Members of a Hamilton Mosque are shocked after a man set fire to the front entrance late Wednesday night.  The arson was caught on video, it shows man picking up some wood left at the side of the road. He crosses King street east and sets fire to the entrance of the Ibrahim Jame Mosque. Before firefighters even arrived, Sayed Hashemi from the Ibrahim Jame Mosque says a group of newcomers from Syria who live across the street rushed over to help. They also chased after the man and were able to tell police exactly where to find him.

34 year old Keith Frederick has been charged with arson.

Today also marks the 15th anniversary that the Hindu Samaj Temple in Hamilton was burned to the ground by three men who thought it was a Mosque. That attack took place four days after 9/11.


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Prettysmartgal says:

People just don’t get it. Someone could have got hurt!