Update: Villa Park Mosque Vandalized

March 12, 2003

Source: CAIR

On March 12, 2003 CAIR reported that "[CAIR] will hold a news conference today to call for an FBI investigation of an attack last night on a Chicago-area mosque that occurred while more than 100 Muslims prayed inside... Police investigators, witnesses and mosque officials told the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that worshipers heard two loud bangs just after the evening prayer at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park, one of the largest mosques and Islamic schools in America... Witnesses say they found a window of the prayer area damaged by two projectiles that they took to be bullets. Islamic Foundation Director Abdul Hameed Dogar called the attack 'a deliberate attempt to kill worshipers' because those praying were clearly visible to the attackers through the large windows of the mosque."