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US: Islamic cemetery in suburban Minneapolis is vandalized

An Islamic cemetery that was initially denied a permit in suburban Minneapolis, US has now been vandalized.

world Updated: Aug 02, 2017 09:23 IST
An Islamic cemetery that was initially denied a permit in suburban Minneapolis has now been vandalized.
An Islamic cemetery that was initially denied a permit in suburban Minneapolis has now been vandalized.(Twitter Photo)

An Islamic cemetery that was initially denied a permit in suburban Minneapolis has now been vandalized.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says vandals recently entered the Al Maghfirah cemetery in Castle Rock Township and spray painted profanities and swastikas. CAIR-MN says the vandals also damaged walls, furniture and other property. One spray-painted message apparently says: “Leave, you R dead.”

Last year, a court forced Castle Rock Township to issue a conditional use permit for the cemetery, finding that the township’s initial decision to deny the permit was arbitrary.

CAIR-MN executive director Jaylani Hussein says the vandalism comes at a time of increasing anti-Muslim incidents nationwide.

FBI spokesman Jeff Van Nest says the bureau received information about the incident and is reviewing it.