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Imam Ali mosque attacked with bottles, fire extinguishers in Ottawa

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Ottawa – An imam was assaulted with bottles and fire extinguisher as he was delivering a sermon at his mosque in Ottawa, police said.

Imam Ali Hassan, an imam at the Islamic Centre of Ottawa, was at his home Friday morning when a man threw a bottle at him, Ottawa police said in a statement.

The imam tried to stop the man from doing so but the man fled before police arrived.

The attacker was described as a black man in his 30s.

Hassan was wearing a face mask.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact police.

Hassan is the Imam of the Islamic Community Centre of Toronto, where he has been for more than 50 years.

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