Vegas mosque defaced with bacon

29th Jan 2016
Vegas mosque defaced with bacon

(Photo: CCTV Capture)

Elham Asaad Buaras

Police in Nevada are considering opening a hate crime investigation after a man defaced a mosque early December 27, 2015.

Surveillance footage from a camera directly outside the Masjid-e-Tawheed in Las Vegas captured an unidentified man appearing to wrap strips of raw bacon around the handles of the mosque’s doors around 3:00 am.

A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police confirmed no arrests had been made.

“I hope that in his conscience, in his heart, he feels ashamed of what he did,” said Rokai Yusufzai, a founding member of the mosque.

The surveillance video that caught the Nevada incident also shows the attacker stuffing several strips of raw bacon into his mouth.

The incident is just the latest in a series of acts of vandalism against mosques in which attackers have used pork products.

Earlier in December, horrified congregants found a severed hog’s head outside their mosque in Philadelphia. And Muslims in California were recently forced to clean bacon from the parking lot of the Manteca Islamic Centre near San Francisco.

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