NYC Mosque Fire Suspect Targeted Other Homes

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Law enforcement officials say they believe they know why a man fire-bombed a mosque in New York City on New Year's day.

The suspect, arrested on Tuesday, was apparently angry that the Imam Al-Khoei Foundation Center wouldn't let him use their toilets.

A molotov cocktail was thrown at the Islamic cultural center on Sunday as worshippers gathered for dinner. The resulting damage to the building was minimal.

The suspect could still be charged with a hate crime because he made some anti-Muslim statements.

The man also allegedly targeted other New York-area sites on Jan. 1 over personal grievances. Similar molotov cocktails were thrown at the home of a Christian family, a Hindu temple house, and a home in nearby Elmont reportedly inhabited by people of Indian descent.

No one was injured in the attacks, but a private family home was destroyed by flames.

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