The fire that gutted the Victoria Islamic Center on the morning of January 28th has been ruled as arson.

A reward totaling $30,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for burning the mosque. The Victoria Islamic Center is offering $10,000 of that reward with Crime Stoppers and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives each contributing another $10,000.

Officials believe the fire was set intentionally but was hesitant to say whether it was a biased crime....not really sure how they can tell.

This story has gained nationwide attention and the mosque has raised over $1.1 Million to help in rebuilding thanks to a Go Fund Me page that was set up on their behalf.

The Islamic community in Victoria has expressed their deep appreciation for the overwhelming support is has received from across the globe. Starting right here in Victoria. This is how the world should work. We all need to band together and get rid of the hate that clogs the arteries of the world we live in. Well done Victoria.

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