California Mosque Vandalized

June 30, 2001

Source: Los Angeles Times

On June 30, 2001, the Los Angeles Times reported that "sheriff's investigators are treating a series of crudely worded messages scrawled on the doors and walls of a Thousand Oaks mosque as a hate crime...More than 200 families are members of the Islamic center...The [vandal] scrawled profane insults directed at members of one of Ventura County's only Islamic mosques and warnings that the congregation was doomed because they don't follow the teachings of Christianity."