Colorado Mosque Vandalized By Criminal Who Also Threw a Bible Into the Prayer Room March 27, 2017

Colorado Mosque Vandalized By Criminal Who Also Threw a Bible Into the Prayer Room

The Islamic Center of Fort Collins in Colorado was vandalized early Sunday morning. Someone threw rocks through the windows, furniture was overturned, and there was a Bible thrown in the center’s prayer room. (Just in case there was any doubt as to who did it.) Thankfully, no one was hurt.

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There was widespread condemnation of the crime, as you’d expect from decent people, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking that authorities consider this a possible hate crime.

The center’s leader, Tawfik Aboellail, did a nice job responding to the crime with a message of tolerance and inclusion: “We are peaceful people. We love our Christian and Jewish brothers. We don’t have any problems with anyone.” He also said that security footage pointed to a white man who looked to be in his mid-20s.

No one’s been arrested for the crime yet, but it goes without saying that this is absolutely unacceptable. Everyone has the right to worship in peace. It’s appalling — and ironic — that someone who may well belong to a group that constantly complains about religious persecution did something like this.

If you want your heart to grow a few sizes, though, check out this video of the interfaith crowd that gathered outside the mosque last night to show support for the Muslims who worship there.

There’s also a GoFundMe page run by by the center to “repair the damage and improve our site security,” in case you’d like to chip in.

(Image via Shutterstock. Thanks to ‎Douglas for the link)

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