FBI Investigating Bakersfield Mosque Attack as Hate Crime

October 10, 2007

Source: The Mercury News


BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—The FBI has joined local authorities in an investigation of a weekend attack on a mosque as a hate crime.

Deputies say the incident at the Islamic Center of San Joaquin Valley left windows broken, cars smashed and two worshippers with minor injuries.

Witnesses report that two intoxicated men entered the women's section of the mosque early Saturday morning and disrupted an all-night prayer service typically held during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.