Vandals strike Tennessee mosque

An embattled mosque in Tennessee was vandalized again overnight, spokesman Saleh Sbenaty said Monday.

At the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, bacon strips were wrapped around the door, and expletive-laden graffiti was written on walls and the basketball court.

It seemed that the vandals also tried to spell out something in bacon, but Sbenaty said the message wasn't readable because animals had taken some of the meat.

Muslims do not eat pork.

The mosque opened in August 2012, after vandalism, arson and a bomb threat had beset its planning and construction.

Sbenaty said the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is investigating, and mosque leaders are always reviewing security measures.

To stand against hatred, the mosque leaders will hold a community gathering Tuesday at the house of worship, Sbenaty said.

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