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Islamic group condemns NYC fire attacks

Council on American-Islamic Relations condemns firebomb attack on Islamic center in New York City as 80 worshippers were inside

The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned a firebomb attack on an Islamic center in New York City.


The group said about 80 worshippers were inside the Imam Al-Khoei Foundation on Sunday night when a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the building, damaging a door.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo also condemned the attack on the Queens mosque and three nearby sites, saying they "have no place in our open and inclusive society."


Authorities were investigating the attacks as bias crimes. There were no injuries.


Police said three of the attacks involved Molotov cocktails made from bottles.


At 8 pm, a bottle was thrown at a bodega counter. Ten minutes later, a nearby house was damaged after possibly being set on fire.


At 8:44 pm local time, the mosque was targeted.


At 10:14 pm, two bottles were thrown at a house used for Hindu worship services. They didn't explode.




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