Nashville Mosque Vandalized

Feb 11, 2013


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville mosque was vandalized early Monday.

Police told WTVF-TV that the windows were broken out at the Al-Farooq Mosque before sunrise Monday morning. Two funeral cars in the parking lot also had their windshields broken.

Mosque member Hassam Mohamed told the station a man went through a window to get inside and demolished property there.

A taxi-cab driver who was driving by told members he saw the man trying to get into a vehicle in the parking lot. The man then ran off, wearing only boxer shorts.

The same mosque was vandalized three years ago when someone spray-painted the words "Muslims Go Home" on the building. A profanity-laced note was left behind. No arrests were ever made in what authorities called a hate crime.