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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J.,
June 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate vandalism of a mosque in that state as a possible hate crime.
An official with the Islamic Center of
Morris County in
Rockaway, N.J., told CAIR that someone spray-painted a Nazi swastika on an exterior door of the mosque Friday evening. The alleged perpetrator was caught on surveillance video entering the mosque and then going out to a vehicle and returning to spend time at the site of the graffiti.
Rockaway Borough Police are investigating the incident as "criminal mischief."