Firefighter says ‘Let it burn…block the fire hydrant’ during mosque fire

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A firefighter posted a hateful message on social media as news of a fire at an Islamic centre spread.

Retired Fireman, Dustin Herron, uploaded the message ‘Let it burn…block the fire hydrant’ after hearing that the Quba Islamic Centre in Houston, Texas was engulfed in flames.

Officials now believe the fire was started intentionally and the Council on American-Islamic Relations has requested that state and federal authorities investigate the fire as a possible hate crime.

Assistant Imam Zahid told abc13: ‘They said their dog went through and he hit on some substances inside the place, and he said, “From what I see right now at this point, I have to say it was an incendiary fire which means that it was started on purpose”.

‘That’s all we can go on at this point. I don’t want to speculate.’

This suspected arson attack came only days after three Muslim students were shot dead in their home in…

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