Nashville mosque vandalized for second time

Nashville mosque vandalized for second time

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NASHVILLE (AP) - A Nashville mosque has been vandalized overnight.

Police told WTVF-TV that the windows were broken out at the Al-Farooq Mosque at around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Two funeral cars in the parking lot also had their windshields broken.

Mosque member Hassam Mohamed told the station a man went through a window to get inside and demolished property there.

A taxi-cab driver who was driving by told members he saw the man trying to get into a vehicle in the parking lot. The man then ran off, wearing only boxer shorts.

The same mosque was vandalized three years ago when someone spray-painted the words "Muslims Go Home" on the building. A profanity-laced note was left behind. No arrests were ever made in what authorities called a hate crime.

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