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FBI Offers $10,000 Reward in Attack on Corvallis Mosque

FBI Portland November 28, 2010
  • Beth Anne Steele (503) 460-8099

FBI agents are investigating an apparent attack on the Salman Al-Farisi 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 of 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."

A tipline has been established as (541) 766-6506. If no one picks up immediately, leave a message. As an alternate, you can call the FBI's 24-hour number at (503) 224-4181. Tips can also be e-mailed to portland@ic.fbi.gov.

The FBI has partnered with the Corvallis Police Department, Corvallis Fire Department, and ATF to investigate this case. The investigation is ongoing, and there is no information to release concerning possible motives or suspects at this time.