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Virginia Muslims Deplore Mosque Attack

Virginia Muslims Deplore Mosque Attack


VIRGINIA – Amid increasing trend of Islamophobic attacks against Muslims, a US Muslim advocacy group has called on the American authorities to thoroughly investigate the attack on Virginia mosque as a possible hate crime.

“Because of the effort required to sever the air conditioning lines, the history of previous incidents targeting the mosque and the rise in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide, we believe it is essential that law enforcement authorities investigate a possible bias motive for this vandalism,” Ibrahim Hooper, the National Communications Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), was quoted by NBC Washington News.

According to CAIR, an official with Manassas Muslim Association reported heavy copper air conditioning pipes at the mosque were cut Monday as worshipers finished morning prayers.

Worshipers heard a strange noise around 5 am but thought it was trash being picked up, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reported.

When the mosque began to warm up, they went outside and found the severed pipes.

Manassas Police are currently investigating the attack.

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  • downwithpants

    As someone who deals with rooftop units and a/C s on a daily basis I can tell you it doesn’t take much to sever a refrigerant line. Side cutters, tin snips, tube really wouldn’t want to do it while it’s running .The amount of work it takes to take out a condensing/evap coil for the payout in grade 2/3 copper doesn’t make sense. Hope the person got some a.b refrigerant oil in the eye.

  • JD

    reported heavy copper air conditioning pipes at the mosque were cut not stolen If they were stolen when it could been someone trying to make money

  • mindy1

    Could be a hate crime, but idiots have been known to steal copper for scrap. I do hope it is investigated

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