US Bacon used in vandalism at Tennessee Islamic Center

01:10  14 july  2017
01:10  14 july  2017 Source:   CBS News

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Police are investigating vandalism at a Tennessee Islamic Center as a hate crime. WTFV. Comment. On Monday, employees found a spray painted message on two walls and bacon draped over the door handles of the school's entrance.

Employees found a spray painted message on two walls and bacon draped over the door handles of the school's entrance. The Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement in response to the crime: “The vandalism at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is inexcusable and

Police are investigating vandalism at a Tennessee Islamic Center as a hate crime: islamic-center.gif © WTFV islamic-center.gif

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Rutherford County Sheriff's detectives have asked for the public's help in their search for the person or people vandalized the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, reports CBS affiliate WTVF.

On Monday, employees found a spray painted message on two walls and bacon draped over the door handles of the school's entrance.

The messages were painted on the east side of the building and on the basketball court. They read, "We are vandal group," and "F*** Allah."

Detectives said they were investigating it as a hate crime and have talked with federal authorities about the incident.

"We are looking for anyone with information about people who may have talked about defiling the mosque," Detective Dan Goodwin said.He asked anyone with information to call 615-904-3034.

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