A person broke into a mosque in Arizona this week and desecrated copies of the Islamic holy book “Quran” at the Islamic Center of Tucson said on Tuesday.
The suspect man entered the mosque on Monday (March 13th) at around 3:30 a.m. and ripped the copies of the holy book before throwing them on the floor, according to the Facebook page of the Islamic Center.
"He ripped copies of the Qur'an and threw them around the prayer room before leaving the building," the center wrote. "Thankfully, no one was hurt. The Tucson Police Department are looking for him."
"Although we are disheartened by this incident, we understand that this is an isolated incident," the center wrote. "The ICT has been a part of the Tucson community since the late 1980’s and since then, the Tucson community has been kind, welcoming, and supportive."
The vandalism act comes on the heels of a chain of threats directed towards the Jewish Community Centers nationwide.
A group of Muslim activists started a funding campaign, last month to help repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, Missouri.
The Campaign raised more than 161,000 USD in funds to support the repair.
Activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi said that they aimed to “stand in solidarity with the Jewish-American community to condemn” against the act of religious desecration.