California: Oldest Mosque West of the Rocky Mountains Vandalized

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Of course Robert Spencer will say Islamophobia doesn’t exist.

Sacramento Mosque Vandalized; Woman arrested

By Bill Lindelof

blindelof@sacbee.com

Police have arrested a woman suspected of vandalizing a Sacramento mosque on Tuesday.

Cynthia Ann Sunshine, 53, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and vandalism. She was booked into Sacramento County Jail and her bail was set at $25,000.

Police said that she went to the Muslim Mosque Association in the 400 block of V Street about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. Once inside the Southside Park neighborhood house of worship, the woman is suspected of tearing several items off the wall and breaking them, a police activity log reported. She also threw some books, police said.

When confronted by congregation members, she took prayer items and fled, according to the log. Mosque members followed her and police officers arrested her shortly after 1 p.m. in Southside Park.

The mosque, which opened in 1947, is said to be the oldest mosque west of theRocky Mountains.

Posted by Linda Gonzales

Categories: ArrestsCalifornia crimeVandalism

 

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