Azim Ibragimov, left, and Omar Bulphred face nine charges each stemming from events that began last fall.
The case is due back in court on Monday, at which time a date could be set for a bail hearing.
In addition to their alleged roles in a rash of firebombings, the two are accused of conspiring to commit kidnapping and armed robbery. But it’s not known who or what their potential victims were.
The pair were arrested Thursday morning and questioned. The investigation did not turn up links to any terrorist or hate groups, said Constable Christian Emond, of the Montreal police fraud and arson squad.
“What we can say is that the crimes are hate-related, however,” he said.