FREDERICK, MD – A mosque in Frederick has been vandalized three times in the past three weeks, police say.

The latest incident happened over the weekend. Members of the Islamic Society of Frederick found two broken windows and the letters “E-N-G” spray-painted on a building shortly before 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Six windows have been smashed at the mosque since the end of last month. Now police are trying to determine if it’s a hate crime.

“Vandalism as a crime is a daily challenge all over the city,” Lt. Thomas Chase tells NBC25. “What is existent here is an effort on our part to determine why – whether it’s wanton vandalism or whether it’s targeted vandalism.”

The Islamic Society is asking the Frederick planning commission to allow them to put a 6-foot-tall chain link fence around the property. A public hearing is set for March 12th.


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