Ottawa police Investigating fire, 'Hateful' Note at Islam Care Centre.
Ottawa police Investigating fire, 'Hateful' Note at Islam Care Centre. The executive director of Ottawa's Islam Care Centre said someone left a "hateful" note before setting a fire behind the building overnight.
Omar Mahfoudhi said he watched surveillance footage of the suspicious incident, which he said shows a man slip a piece of paper into the mail slot at the front door of the building around 2:10 a.m. Wednesday. Approximately five minutes later, the suspect set a pile of debris at the rear of the building on fire.
The flames blackened a door and wall, but didn't spread to the rest of the building.
While he has not seen the note, Mahfoudhi said responding officers described its tone to him.
"I do understand it was hateful in nature, but I don't know the content," Mahfoudhi told CBC News.
Police won't confirm note
On April 12, police said one suspect smashed a window at both the Islam Care Centre and the Ottawa Mosque on Northwestern Avenue.