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Community Rallies Around Islamic Center Of Murfreesboro

Posted at 10:31 PM, Jul 11, 2017

Just over 24 hours after hate messages were spray painted on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, the community came together to show support.

On Monday, vandalism was discovered at the center on Veals Road. Hate messages were spray painted in green in three locations, and bacon was placed at the entrance of the school. Muslims refrain from eating pork.

Bacon Used In Hate Crime At Islamic Center Of Murfreesboro

Tuesday evening, the American Muslim Advisory Council and the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro held a vigil at the center.

Organizers said the event was meant to show strength and solidarity in the aftermath of the vandalism.

The Rutherford County Sheriff's office is investigating the vandalism. Detectives have also talked with federal authorities about the crime.

If you have any information on what happened, or saw anything suspicious in the area Sunday night or Monday morning, you can call Detective Goodwin at 615-904-3034.