Vandals hit downtown Islamic Center

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 7:11pm
Staff Reports

Vandalism discovered Wednesday at a south Nashville Islamic center is being investigated as a hate crime by the Metro Police Department's Specialized Investigations Division and the FBI.

At some point overnight on Tuesday, a person or persons spray-painted anti-Muslim rhetoric on the front of the Al-Farooq Islamic Center in the 1400 block of 4th Avenue South, according to police.

A written note disparaging the Muslim religion also was left at the scene, according to reports.

Anyone with information on those responsible for the vandalism is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.