Texas Man Convicted of Hate Crime In 2017 Mosque Burning

Jul 18, 2018

Reuters reports that a Texas man was found guilty this week of a hate crime in the burning of a local mosque in January 2017, an attack that a rights group on Wednesday connected to an increase in anti-Muslim incidents in the United States. Marq Vincent Perez was also found guilty of using a fire to commit a felony and possessing an unregistered destructive device for a separate incident. The fire destroyed the Victoria Islamic Center and caused about $500,000 in damages.