The perpetrators had covered the man entrance to the mosque in graffiti and smashed the glass door with a brick.
Rabat – Vandals attacked the Al-Ihsaan mosque in Leuven, Belgium on new year’s eve, according to local police.
Muslims attending Al-Fajr prayers discovered the damage to the facade of the Mosque at around 6 a.m.
The perpetrators had covered the main entrance to the mosque in graffiti and also demolished the glass entrance door with a brick. The brick was found inside the mosque.
“Why does this have to happen, just during these important holidays,” said the mosque spokesperson to VRT.
The police arrived at the scene shortly after the act of vandalism and prepared a report.
There are no suspects yet and the perpetrators’ motives have not been identified.
“There are no suspects yet. We are continuing the investigation,” the Leuven authorities’ spokesperson said.
The police have opened an investigation into the accident to identify the perpetrators and learn more about their motives.
The Al-Ihsaan mosque hit the Belgian headlines last year when the former interim minister-president of Flanders Liesbeth Homans (N-VA) wanted to withdraw recognition of the Mosque.
Homans believed that the mosque could be linked to Salafism, an ultra-conservative Islamic ideology. The Flemish Integration and Interior Minister Bart Somers found that there were insufficient reasons for withdrawing recognition and subsequently placed the mosque under increased surveillance.