A Florida man has been arrested for a hateful and bizarre attack on a mosque. Michael Wolfe, 35, is accused of breaking into the Islamic Society of Central Florida Masjid Al-Munin in Titusville, Florida, and causing significant damage. Wolfe broke lighting fixtures, cameras and windows with a machete and threw bacon around the building.
“This is a great community and this act is not typical of the good people or the city. So I am hopeful. Over 40 years that we’ve been here, we’ve never seen anything like this,” said Muhammad Musri, a leader for the mosque. Musri went on to say that the damage is easily repairable but the psychological damage will linger for the congregation.
Wolfe has been charged with criminal mischief to a mosque, a third-degree felony and is being held at Brevard County Jail on a $2,000 bail. There is no indication at this time whether his actions will result in a hate crime charge.