Police: Islamic center fire suspect said he 'hated Muslims'

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Darryl Ferguson went before a judge Tuesday night. He's accused of setting a southeast Houston Islamic center on fire last week.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- He hated Muslims. That's what police say suspected arsonist Darryl Ferguson told someone just moments before setting last week's fire at an Islamic center in southeast Houston.

Today, Ferguson might have to explain himself in court.

Ferguson will be back in court after making an appearance before a judge late last night.

Investigators say moments before the fire, Ferguson was caught on surveillance video telling a convenience store clerk that he, "hated Muslims" and "They got what they deserve and things happen for a reason."