Update: FBI investigating fire at Southern California mosque...
fire Friday at a mosque appears to have been intentionally set, authorities say, and has prompted condemnations and alarm in this Riverside County community and beyond.
The fire at the Islamic Society of the Coachella Valley mosque is one of several incidents over the past week that officials are investigating as possible backlashes to the San Bernardino terrorist shootings.
Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit, who visited the mosque Friday night, said he was alarmed that the mosque may have been targeted for religious reasons.
“It's horribly lamentable that we would paint any group as undesirables based on the actions of an extremely small number of radical folks that don't represent the religion in any way,” he said.