FBI Still Probing Vandalism At Brownstown Mosque

May 18, 2010

Author: Valerie Olander

Source: The Detroit News


The FBI said today two incidents of vandalism at a local mosque are still part of an open investigation, though a motive for the acts has not been determined by federal officials.

"The FBI responded and assessed the incident, however a determination as to the motivation surrounding the act of vandalism has not yet been made and the matter remains open," Sandra R. Berchtold, spokeswoman for the FBI's Detroit office, said in a written statement.

"The FBI and the Department of Justice consider vandalism and other related acts that are motivated by race, religion or national origin to be serious offenses and will vigorously investigate and pursue those cases that warrant federal prosecution," she said.