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Canada Quebec City man pleads guilty to torching Muslim man's car

07:20  07 february  2018
07:20  07 february  2018 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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A Quebec City man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to torching a car belonging to the president of the Islamic Culture Centre of Quebec.

A Quebec City man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to torching a car belonging to the president of the Islamic Culture Centre of Quebec.

Mathieu Bilodeau, 33, was arrested last September, one month after a vehicle belonging to Mohamed Labidi was set on fire in his driveway. Bilodeau also pleaded guilty in Quebec Court to setting three other criminal fires, said Jean-Pascal Boucher, spokesperson for the Crown prosecutor’s office. Sentencing arguments will be heard on Feb. 23. 

Labidi is president of the centre where six men were shot and killed in January 2017 after evening prayers.

Bilodeau lives in St-Foy, the same neighbourhood as Labidi.

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