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Texas Mosque Vandalized Following Paris Attacks



    Mosque Vandalized, Boy Gives $20 Savings to Support

    When community members in Texas opened their mosque for morning prayer on Monday, they found feces splattered in front of the mosque with torn pages from the Quran. A local boy decided to give the mosque his life savings -- $20 -- to show support. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015)

    Feces and torn pages of the Quran have been thrown at the door of a mosque in an Austin suburb, sparking concern about a backlash against Muslims following the attacks in Paris.

    The Austin American-Statesman reports that leaders of the Islamic Center of Pflugerville discovered the vandalism Monday.

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations decried the vandalism in Texas, which it said was one of several incidents targeting Muslims in the U.S. in recent days.

    In a statement, the group encouraged state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the vandalism as a hate crime.

    The Austin Police Department said Monday it had increased patrols around "sensitive sites."