MUSLIM WOMAN ARRESTED FOR TORCHING HER OWN MOSQUE IN IOWA

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Muslim woman, Aisha Ismael, arrested on charge of first-degree arson, caught on video starting a fire inside her Iowa mosque on fire.

USA Today reported:

POLICE IN IOWA ARRESTED A 22-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SUSPECTED OF STARTING A SMALL FIRE AT AN IOWA MOSQUE THURSDAY MORNING.

Des Moines firefighters and police were called to the Islamic Center of Des Moines about 10 a.m. There had been a small fire on the carpet, according to a Des Moines police report.

The fire was extinguished by the mosque’s staff by the time firefighters arrived.

Security cameras in the mosque showed a woman, later identified as Aisha Ismail, pouring lighter fluid on the carpet and then starting the fire, said Des Moines police spokesman Sgt. Paul Parizek. Ismail was not on scene when police and firefighters arrived, according to the report.

Police arrested Ismail at a west Des Moines apartment that evening. She was booked into jail on a charge of first-degree arson.

There are no indications that this fire was a hate crime, Parizek said. Ismail attended the mosque, he said, adding that her motive for the fire was unclear.

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