HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Vandals spray-painted graffiti during dual mosques in a Southern California city of Hawthorne and left a device that looked like a palm grenade in a drive of one of a mosques on Sunday, call military to examine both incidents as a hatred crime.
A explosve patrol was called, and a area around a Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Baitus-Salaam Mosque was evacuated after a device was detected around 6:30 a.m., military pronounced in a statement. Investigators dynamic a device was a cosmetic reproduction of a palm grenade. The word “Jesus” was sprayed in white paint on a mosque’s fence.
Police perceived another call that a word “Jesus is a way” was spray-painted in front of a Islamic Center of Hawthorne.
Police and a FBI were questioning a vandalism, that seemed to have occurred overnight, as hatred crimes.
“This form of function is innate out of stupidity and fear and we as members of a Ahmadiyya Muslim Community … we respond with pacific dialogue,” pronounced Ahsan M. Khan, a section boss of a community.
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“It’s by pacific discourse that we can hopefully see reduction of this form of hatred crime,” he said.
On Friday, a mosque in Palm Springs was shop-worn in a glow that authorities pronounced was intentionally set. They arrested a 23-year-old male in tie with a glow and requisitioned him for review of elect of a hatred crime, arson, maliciously environment a glow and burglary.
The glow during a Islamic Center of Palm Springs was contained to a tiny building’s front lobby, and no one was injured.
The mosque is about 75 miles from San Bernardino, where a integrate who sovereign officials contend were desirous by Islamist extremists non-stop glow Dec. 2 during a holiday luncheon and killed 14 people. Some Muslims in Southern California and over have disturbed about a intensity for reprisals, while leaders of several faiths have called for tolerance.