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Warren Mosque Target Of Vandalism (May 15, 2007)

WARREN, Mich. — A local mosque was a target vandalism on Monday.
Someone smeared white paint over walls of a mosque in Warren. In the past, the electricity meter has been shattered, security lights have been stomped, and the mosque spokesperson, Steve El Turk, said he was threatened outside of the building. "I was personally threatened by a man who came to us, and I called Warren police," said El Turk.
Police said this isn't the first time a religious building has been vandalized. St. Mary's Assyrian Church in Warren was also on the list, with graffiti spray-painted on the building.
Police arrested the suspects who they said are responsible for the destruction at St. Mary's Assyrian Church and will focus on locating the person or people responsible for damaging the mosque.
"Our faith teaches us to turn the other cheek," said El Turk.
El Turk told Local 4 News that they will heighten security around the building. An investigation is under way.