In this image obtained from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, firefighters put out a blaze at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce in Florida on September 12, 2016. AFP PHOTO / St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
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The Florida mosque where Omar Mateen, who committed the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, prayed was damaged on Monday in an arson attack, investigators said.Mateen was killed by law enforcement officials after fatally shooting 49 people and wounding 53 others in a gay nightclub in Orlando in June.In June a motorcycle gang circled the center and shouted at its members, and in July a Muslim man was beaten outside the mosque.The Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, a major Muslim holiday, is being celebrated on Monday and also could have prompted the attack, Thompson said.
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