Islamic Center in Irving Attacked on 9/11 Anniversary

September 13, 2005

Source: WFAA - TV

http://www.wfaa.com/s/dws/wfaa/bhawkins/stories/wfaa050912_mo_vandals.504e9438.html

On September 13, 2005 WFAA - TV reported, "Many Muslims have expressed concern after a Sept. 11 break-in at the Islamic Center of Irving, [Texas].

On Sunday, someone smashed the windows of portable classrooms used by students in pre-kindergarten through second grade.

The crime came at the end of two weeks of the center donating not just money, but shipping several trucks of food, supplies and medicine after Hurricane Katrina... Police said while the suspects did leave prints and blood, nothing was missing or taken.

To the people who worship and gather at the Islamic Center of Irving, the vandalism was disheartening and disappointing... With regard to this being a hate crime, police said that there isn't any proof of that yet. However, many in the Muslim community said the date and location the vandals chose seemed more than a coincidence."