Islamic Group Urges FBI To Investigate Possible Hate Crime

No one was injured in the Monday morning fire, but a fire official says the Hilliard home took extensive damage.(Photo: Flickr)
No one was injured in the Monday morning fire, but a fire official says the Hilliard home took extensive damage.(Photo: Flickr)

An advocacy group for Muslims has asked the FBI to investigate an arson house fire in Hilliard as a possible hate crime.

A house once occupied by an Islamic scholar was previously painted with anti-Islamic slurs. Now the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants the FBI to look into the cause of a Monday morning fire at the house. No one was injured, but a fire official says the home sustained extensive damage.

FBI Special Agent Harry Trombitas says the agency is working with Hilliard police in the investigation.

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