(Atlanta Journal Constitution) The Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking the FBI to investigate the suspected arson at a Marietta mosque. Investigators say they think a fire at the Masjid Al-hedaya on Powder Springs Street in Marietta was deliberately set. Vino Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org Investigators say they think a fire at the Masjid Al-hedaya on Powder Springs Street in Marietta was deliberately set. The fire broke out late Monday night at the Islamic Center of Marietta. It likely was intentionally set, Marietta Fire Marshal Scott Tucker told the AJC. It appears to be a crime, it appears to be an arson, Tucker said. There was forcible entry. Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the civil rights and advocacy group known as CAIR, said theres a vocal minority in our society promoting anti-Muslim bigotry. Given the recent wave of incidents targeting American mosques, a possible bias motive for this apparent arson attack must be considered, Hooper said. Firefighters got the call at 11:30 p.m. Monday. When they arrived at the mosque on Powder Springs Street, flames were coming from the front and back of the converted house. Firefighters were able to save the structure, but the prayer hall sustained a lot of damage. Update: CAIR owned............ MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) Officials say a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with setting fire to a Marietta mosque he had attended. Marietta fire marshal Scott Tucker said Thursday that Tamsir Mendy was arrested Wednesday night and charged with first degree arson at the mosque, which caught fire Monday night. Tucker says Mendy is being held without bond. Tucker says Mendy describes himself as a devout Muslim who had attended the mosque. Tucker didnt characterize a motive but says it doesnt appear to be a hate crime. Tucker says the arrest is a bit of a surprise to members of the mosque, who had expressed concern that the fire might be hate crime. Tucker said earlier that the fire did about $100,000 worth of damage.