An unidentified Woman, aged between 25 to 35 years old, desecrated Islamic Center of Davis on the 500 block of Russell Boulevard, Davis, California, by placing bacon on its door handles and breaking six windows.
On Sunday 22nd January, at approximately 3:40 am surveillance cameras spotted the woman. The woman used a device to break all the windows on the exterior of the mosque, she destroyed two bicycles outside of the mosque and placed uncooked bacon over the door handles of the mosque.
The damages to the mosque and the cost to repair summed up to $9,000. The mosque began a crowd funding campaign on LaunchGood, they have since received donations from 648 supporters which have totalled $19,900 exceeding the original goal.
The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relation's Executive Director Basim Elkarra said, “We ask state law enforcement authorities and the FBI to investigate the apparent bias motive for this vandalism and to bring the perpetrator to justice,” he went on to state, “The swift apprehension and punishment of those responsible for this act of religious intimidation will send the message that the growing Islamophobia we are witnessing in our nation will not be tolerated or ignored.”
The vandal has been described by the Davis Police Department as a white female, between the age of 25 to 35 years old and about 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall. The police are requesting the public to step forth and help identify the female. CAIR have offered $1,000 to anyone who can help apprehend the suspect.