Torn pages of Holy Quran thrown at door of US mosque

Published: November 18, 2015
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Islamic Centre of Pflugerville Photo: Shannon Murray, KVUE

Islamic Centre of Pflugerville Photo: Shannon Murray, KVUE

In a shocking incident of Islamophobia in the aftermath of terror attacks in Paris, torn pages of the Holy Quran were found on Monday at the door of a mosque in an Austin suburb in Texas.

“Someone had torn apart a Quran and dumped a large amount of feces on it at the front entrance of the mosque,” the man who discovered it told police, CBS affiliate KEYE reported.

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The man further said that he discovered the mess when he arrived for morning prayers around 05:55am on Monday morning. “I do not know of anyone making any threats toward the center. The last time anyone was there was on Sunday night around 10:00pm.”

There was no physical damage to the facility, and the clean-up costs were estimated to be approximately $150. The Austin Police Department said it had increased patrols around “sensitive sites.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the incident which it said was one of several incidents targeting Muslims in the US in recent days.

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In a statement, the group encouraged state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the vandalism as a hate crime.

Since the Paris attacks which were claimed by the Islamic State, Muslims in western nations are suffering severe backlash.

A mosque in Canada was set ablaze in Ontario’s Peterborough area Saturday and police is searching for suspects.

Although police had declared it a hate crime, detectives said it was unclear whether the attack was in connection with the deadly Paris terror attacks that left 129 dead.

This article originally appeared on MNC-NEWS

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Harshvardhan
    Nov 18, 2015 - 2:07PM

    Intolerance everywhereRecommend

  • Angry Pitbull
    Nov 18, 2015 - 2:44PM

    This is really really bad, Who ever done this inhuman act will taken care by th Almighty.Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Nov 18, 2015 - 3:05PM

    But then a vast majority of Americans are tolerant and welcoming. Actions of a small minority does not and cannot reflect attitude of an entire nation.Recommend

  • iqbal
    Nov 18, 2015 - 3:24PM

    This is really nauseating. I only hope that we do not go about destroying property here in the name of protest.Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Nov 18, 2015 - 4:00PM

    Now attacks in US are justified. Blasphemy is punishable by death as per sharia.Recommend

  • Zahra
    Nov 18, 2015 - 4:17PM

    We should introspect. We destroy entire communities when this happens!!Recommend

  • Haider
    Nov 18, 2015 - 5:05PM

    Shameful…West is intolerantRecommend

  • John B
    Nov 18, 2015 - 8:54PM

    No doubt it is a miscreant act who is venting the steam serving no purpose. Whoever did this should be punished for littering. Recommend

  • Historian
    Nov 18, 2015 - 10:36PM

    The white Christians always persecuted the Jews in Europe; even during the Crusades (started with the permission and propaganda of a pope in 1095 AD) the Jews were persecuted by the European Crusaders in many German cities; later the European made gas chambers for the Jews and killed 6 million Jews; now the history is going to repeat. The persecution and discrimination of Muslims has begung in Europe. The media is inciting the local people against the Muslims living here since 1960s. In Germany, over 650 times the hostels of the asylumseekers were set on fire. Some times the refugees with darker skin colour were beaten to death, specially in the former East Germany. In France the Arabs from the Magreb states are being targeted. I REPEAT: the media (German TV channels, some newspapers, such as die WELT online) are creating severe form of hate against the Muslims. The WELT on line, for exmple, print daily 5 to 6 articles against the Muslims or Islam. The Europeans are NOT as liberal as you believe. Many Muslims are psychosomatic sick, but they can not return to their homelands. Recommend

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