TEXAS: Extremist mindset in the west is taking the revenge of Paris Attack from the Muslims living in their country. Sometimes they shared the fake videos showing ‘Muslims are celebrating victory over Paris Attack’ and sometimes they tried to create hurdles by other means. In a recent incident of Islamophobia, an unknown person has thrown torn pages of the Holy Quran outside the entrance door of a mosque in Texas.
The torn pages of the Holy Quran and feces were thrown at the door of Islamic Center of Pflugerville (ICP). “This is much unexpected and quite honestly quite shocking. We have always thought of Austin being an oasis”, said Faisal Naeem an ICP board member. This shocking incident occurred before opening of mosque for Morning Prayer. Pflugerville Police is investigating the incident that comes under the hate crime. According to police, they received a call on Monday at 6:18 AM about criminal mischief.
“The fear factor is definitely there. It is an open space and the fear is somebody who is armed takes the next step and walks in, that is a problem. We will work with law enforcement and take whatever legal measures that we are allowed to take protect ourselves”, said Naeem.
However, no kind of physical damage was reported but the clean-up costs were estimated to be approximate $150. According to Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo, this incident had increased the patrols around ‘sensitive religious sites of Muslims.’
All fingers are not equal, a 7 year old boy has proved this proverb. It was Jack who emptied his piggy bank and gave $20 as donation to the Islamic Center to show an act of kindness. “It’s 20 bucks, but coming from Jack collecting his pennies it’s worth 20 million bucks to me and to our community,” said Naeem who has a son around Jack’s age. “This gives me hope because this means it’s not one versus the other”, said Naeem.
Video: Child Donates Piggy Bank Money to Vandalized Texas Mosque