Vandals have gone on a vicious rampage at a Muslim centre in Preston overnight.
The damage to the centre was extensive and devastating, similar to the result of an explosion.
The walls have been plastered with obscene graffiti.
Windows and doors in the centre have been smashed and broken.
Every piece of furniture and every copy of the Koran has been destroyed.
The damage is estimated to be around $200,000.
The centre distributes Islamic literature to schools in the area.
It also holds seminars for young Muslims.
The centre’s director said he hadn’t been inside the building since late last year until he arrived yesterday to find that it had been decimated.
He stated he doesn’t know who is responsible for the shocking attacks and why the centre was targeted.
“I believe it could be politically, that’s only could be young kids, but the source could be political,” he stated.
Police have taken fingerprints from the scene and investigation are continuing.
News break – February 13