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Quebec City mosque says president’s car deliberately set on fire

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A Quebec City mosque where six men were shot dead in January says a car belonging to its president was set on fire earlier this month.

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The mosque says in a statement the incident occurred on Aug. 6 at about 1:30 a.m. in the driveway of Mohamed Labidi’s home.

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It states the car was a total loss and that the fire also spread to the hedge of the home.

A car owned by the president of a Quebec City mosque, where six men were shot dead, was set on fire.
A car owned by the president of a Quebec City mosque, where six men were shot dead, was set on fire. Labidi family

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Quebec City police did not comment, but are holding a news conference Wednesday afternoon to address the matter.

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The incident occurred just days after Quebec City’s mayor announced the creation of a new Muslim cemetery in the city.

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The mosque has reported hateful incidents before, including in July when it received a package containing a defaced Qur’an and a hateful note.