Congressman Farenthold’s statement on arson investigation of Victoria Islamic Center

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WASHINGTON, February 8, 2017 | Elizabeth Peace (202.225.7742) | comments

WASHINGTON – Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) released the following statement today after officials announced they are investigating the fire at the Victoria Islamic Center as arson.

“It was extremely upsetting to hear the cause of the Victoria Mosque fire was ruled arson. While there is currently no suspect, the perpetrator must be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Congressman Farenthold said.

Officials announced three rewards are being offered for to $10,000 each for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the fire. Community members raised more than $1 million on GoFundMe for the center, which was completely destroyed in the fire two weeks ago.


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