SPRINGFIELD — Officials at a recently vandalized Islamic center in southwest Missouri said Thursday they believe the offensive writings are a hate crime, but an early determination from federal law enforcement is that they aren't.
Missouri mosque officials say vandalism was hate crime
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.