Suspected Florida mosque attacker pleads no contest

Joseph Schreiber faces 30 years in prison after torching mosque attended by Orlando nightclub shooter

Suspected Florida mosque attacker pleads no contest

World Bulletin / News Desk

The suspect who allegedly set fire to a mosque in Florida last September, pleaded no contest in court Monday.

Joseph Schreiber, 32, effectively acquiesced to 30 years in prison if convicted for torching the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce.

The mosque announced it would move as it was left beyond repair on the eve of Eid, one of two religious holidays on the Islamic calendar.

Prior to the attack that came on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Schreiber, who is Jewish, wrote online that "all Islam is radical".

The Fort Pierce Islamic Center came to national attention after Omar Mateen, who frequented the mosque, allegedly killed 49 victims and wounded dozens at a gay nightclub in Orlando in June.

Mateen pledged allegiance to the ISIL terror group on an emergency 911 call before being shot dead by police inside the club.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Şubat 2017, 01:24