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Homeless man suspected of torching Bellevue mosque is charged

The community tries to reassure worshippers of this Bellevue Islamic Center that Tuesday morning’s arson did not represent the feelings of the city toward its Muslim citizens.

The suspect, a homeless man, has been arrested 50 times in Washington and has been convicted of three felonies — malicious mischief and assault — and 21 misdemeanors.

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