HAMTRAMCK — The FBI is investigating allegations that an assault, harassment and vandalism occurred in recent weeks at the mosque that was at the center of the controversy over the Call to Prayer two years ago.

The clergyman at the Al-Islah Islamic Center on Caniff was assaulted last week, local Muslims said. They also said objects were thrown through windows of the mosque, once in January and once this month.

And in an altercation that local Muslims said they find particularly dismaying, a group of youths entered the mosque Sunday, took shoes that worshippers had left at the door, by Islamic tradition, and threw them at the congregants as they prayed.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national civil rights organization, said 15 Muslim business people have been mugged in the city in recent weeks.


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