PROTEST: Holy Quran found desecrated outside IECOC

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On January 1st, 2010, a torched and mutilated Quran was found at the back entrance of the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County (IECOC) during the Friday (Jumah) Prayer.

The Holy Quran was found lying open, burned, and torn in the back parking lot at the IECOC by a member coming for Friday Prayers.

This deplorable incident is a form of anti-Islamic assault, hate-crime, and terror campaign against American Muslims. Even more, it is a great offence against 1.2 billion Muslim followers worldwide because it defiles their holiest and most sacred divine book.

The IECOC calls upon conscious minded people, including all faiths, to condemn this despicable act and to raise the banner of tolerance and peaceful coexistence amongst all American citizens.

Currently, the Costa Mesa Police Department (in California) is conducting their investigation. Still, we call upon concerned citizens to take an active role by showing their concern and to demand local and state officials to conduct a quick investigation and to bring the evil perpetrators to justice of this shameful and terrorizing act.

Unfortunately, this is not the first religious attack at IECOC. Another incident occurred in which the mosque was vandalized and several threatening anti-Islamism letters have been received in recent months.

In order to get our voices heard into the highest offices in our nation, we also urge you to sign (using your email address) this condemnation statement and to make peaceful calls of concern to the following offices listed below.

Thank you, Islamic Educational Center of Orange County


Costa Mesa Police Department: (714) 754-5263
Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor: (714) 754-5000


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