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FBI Agents are investigating an apparent attack on the Salman AlFarisi Islamic Center in Corvallis. The fire appears to have started sometime after midnight. There was fire and smoke damage to the office of the Islamic Center. The center is located at 610 NW Kings Boulevard in Corvallis. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.
"We have made it quite clear that the FBI will not tolerate any kind of retribution or attack on the Muslim community," said Arthur Balizan, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. "We are working very closely with the leadership at the mosque. We will find the person responsible for this attack and bring the full force fo the federal justice system to bear. In the meantime, the FBI remains absolutely committed to protecting each and every American's right to live, work and worship in a free and safe society."
The FBI is working with the Corvallis Police Department in investigating this case.