Police also say that Lengend made anti-Muslim statements and said that he firebombed the Al-Khoei Islamic Center because he wasn’t allowed to use their bathroom.
The New York Daily News reports:
He made “broad anti-Muslim statements” to detectives and said each of the five attacks in Queens and Elmont, L.I., stemmed from ongoing beefs. He tried to torch a Jamaica mosque because he wasn’t allowed to use its bathroom.
The suspect made statements incriminating himself in each of the five firebombings, citing a personal grievance or dispute in each instance,” said Paul Browne, top spokesman for the NYPD.