TN: Men Indicted on Civil Rights Charges in Mosque Fire


Three men accused of burning down a Tennessee mosque have been indicted on federal civil rights charges.

The Justice Department says a federal grand jury in Nashville returned the five-count indictment Wednesday against Eric Ian Baker, Jonathan Edward Stone and Michael Corey Golden.

They are charged in last month’s arson at the Islamic Center of Columbia, which was located in a storefront in the city about 40 miles southwest of Nashville. No one was injured.

The indictment alleges that the three planned for a week to burn down the center and were said to be members of a white supremacist group known as the “Aryan Alliance.”

 


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