Community calls on police to investigate Mountlake Terrace mosque vandalism as hate crime

Two suspects entered areas of the Masjid Umar Al-Farooq Mosque that were not open to the public.

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. — There are calls for police to investigate vandalism at a mosque in Mountlake Terrace as a possible hate crime.

Around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, two suspects entered areas of the Masjid Umar Al-Farooq Mosque that were not open to the public. 

The local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the suspects walked in with their shoes on and desecrated religious items.

According to police, the suspects removed several items including prayer rugs and Qurans, and then disposed of them

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