An Indiana man who said he gets all his information about Islam from talk radio and Fox News has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a mosque in September, but local Muslims voiced concern there may be more people like him out there.
Randolph Linn, 52, of St. Joe, Ind., photographed by a surveillance camera at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. Linn pleaded guilty on Dec. 19 to setting an arson fire at the mosque on Sept. 30. RNS photo courtesy Perrysbury Township Police
Randolph Linn, a 52-year-old truck driver and former Marine, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Toledo on Wednesday (Dec. 19) to federal counts of intentionally damaging religious property, using fire or explosives in commission of a felony, and using a firearm to commit a crime of violence. Linn is expected to be sentenced to 20 years in prison and to pay restitution of $1 million.
“Yes, justice has been served and the Islamic center will be rebuilt and we will meet inside it and continue to do so. But the actual problem hasn’t been dealt with,” said S. Zaheer Hasan, spokesman for the United Muslim Association of Toledo.Continue Reading on www.religionnews.com