In the middle of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a mosque in Minnesota was vandalized with anti-Muslim graffiti.
Early Sunday morning, police officers in Moorhead, Minnesota, were dispatched to the Islamic Society of Fargo-Moorhead Mosque on a report of vandalism to the building.
According to a press release from the Moorhead Police Department, officers found hate messages directed toward the Islamic faith and its followers spray-painted on several areas of the building’s exterior.
Such messages include “Death to Islam,” “F**k Islam” and a Nazi swastika symbol.
Video surveillance from the building captured images of a suspect wearing a camouflage jacket and dark ski mask.
Moorhead Police Captain Deric Swanson told Newsweek that the community is very supportive and “behind the department” on this investigation, which remains “very open and active.”
“This is the most attention any crime in the area has received,” he said.
Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) tweeted that her heart was with the Muslim community in her state and that crimes like this are a “routine reality for many Muslims in this country.”