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Texas Man Sentenced To 24 Years In Prison For Burning Down Mosque | The Daily Caller

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that a Texas man would be serving almost 25 years in prison for burning down the Victoria Islamic Center in Victoria, Texas.

A jury found Marq Perez, 26, guilty of a hate crime on July 16 for his burning down of a mosque on Jan. 28, 2017.

He was also found guilty for the use of fire to commit a federal felony and for possessing an unregistered destructive device for a separate but related incident, the Department of Justice announced in a press release Wednesday.

“Everyone in this country has the right to worship freely without fear of violence,” said John Gore, acting assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

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