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Missouri Vandals Tell Local Islamic Center ‘Gay Is OK’

Some time between Friday night and 6am Saturday morning, vandals tagged the Islamic Center of Springfield, in Missouri, with lovely outside artwork like a penis near the women’s entrance; word puzzles touting “gay insurrection” and “gay is ok”; a claim that Allah is gay; and, “You bash us in Pakistan we bash here.” On Sunday, the center was struck again, breaking an outdoor water faucet before running off after being spotted. Says the center’s representative Joseph Pollpeter, who calls the attack a hate crime: “I don’t know if the people happened to be gay or bisexual or not, or if they were just using terms to be insulting. There is no one we have our fingers pointed at. We are on good terms with all our neighbors.”