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Texas mosque destroyed in ‘mysterious’ blaze

VICTORIA, Texas:  An early-morning fire has destroyed a Texas mosque that had been a target of hatred in the past. The Victoria Advocate reports that a convenience store clerk spotted smoke and flames billowing from the Islamic Center of Victoria at around 2 a.m. Saturday and called the fire department. Jeff Cowan, battalion chief for the city's fire department, says firefighters and police officers found the mosque completely consumed in flames when they arrived. The blaze was extinguished about four hours…