Car belonging to president of Quebec City mosque destroyed by fire

A Quebec City mosque where six men were shot dead in January says a car belonging to its president was destroyed by fire earlier this month.

The incident occurred on August 6th, just days after Quebec City's mayor announced the creation of a new Muslim cemetery in the city.

Lieutenant Jean-Francois Vezina of Quebec City police describes the fire as criminal but said authorities haven't yet determined whether it was a hate crime.

The mosque had reported hate-related incidents before, including in July when it received a package containing a defaced Qur'an.

In June 2016, a pig's head was left at the entrance of the same mosque during Ramadan.