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Bullet Holes Discovered In Islamic Center’s Sign

An employee discovered bullet holes in the sign, which is a decent distance from the building.

Police are investigating after an employee discovered bullet holes in a sign outside the Islamic Society of North America in Plainfield. ISNA increased security about six months ago because of ongoing threats.

Police say someone discovered the bullet holes June 10 but a formal report wasn’t filed until Friday.

“We’ve been getting nasty emails and oftentimes after a major tragic accident there is some backlash on the Muslim community,” says ISNA Communications Director Faryal Khatri.

Khatri says she knows the actions of the person responsible don’t reflect the views of the entire community.

This isn’t the first time ISNA’s been the target of vandalism. In February three young men wrote slurs on the walls of the organization’s headquarters.

The Plainfield Police Department is asking people to remain vigilant.

“What’s going on with the nation and everything everybody’s really quick to jump to conclusions and it’s just a time when we want people to report any suspicious activity,” says Lieutenant Gary Tanner.

Police are increasing security at ISNA over the weekend.

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