Joplin-mosqueBy Roger McKinney, Joplin Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — An official with the Islamic Society of Joplin during an interfaith event on Saturday provided details about plans to rebuild the mosque, which was destroyed in a suspicious fire on Aug. 6 last year.

The cause of the fire at the mosque at 1302 S. Black Cat Road has not been pinpointed by federal investigators. A previous fire that damaged the roof of the mosque last July 4 had been declared an arson — a surveillance video shows a man tossing a flaming item onto the roof. (Read the full article)

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