Vandalism

'Obscene and hateful' graffiti spray-painted on Islamic center in Roseville, police say

'Obscene and hateful' graffiti spray-painted on Islamic center in Roseville, police say

An Islamic center in Roseville was the target of a hate crime Wednesday, becoming the second mosque in Northern California to come under attack by vandals in nearly two weeks, officials said.

In the latest incident, someone spray-painted “obscene and hateful graffiti directed at Muslims” on the outside walls of the Tarbiya Institute in the 1800 block of Sierra Gardens Drive, according to the Roseville Police Department. Authorities think the incident occurred between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

In a statement to worshipers, the institute said it does not believe the hate graffiti is “reflective of the sentiment in our community.” The institute said it has...

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