MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Rutherford County (Tenn.) Sheriff’s detectives have asked for the public’s help in their search for the person[s] who vandalized the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
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 concrete 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 crime.
“We are looking for anyone with information about people who may have talked about defiling the mosque,” Detective Dan Goodwin said.