CA: FBI Investigating Mosque Attack as Hate Crime


The FBI has joined local authorities in an investigation of a weekend attack on a mosque as a hate crime.

Deputies say the incident at the Islamic Center of San Joaquin Valley left windows broken, cars smashed and two worshippers with minor injuries.

Witnesses report that two intoxicated men entered the women's section of the mosque early Saturday morning and disrupted an all-night prayer service typically held during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

When a woman called for help, the suspects left while allegedly yelling "Arab terrorists" and "terrorists go home."

Later that night, the men allegedly returned with about a dozen people who yelled ethnic slurs and threw rocks at worshippers. The suspects fled before deputies arrived.

No arrests have been made in the case.

 


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