ICT raising money to update security after March break-in - Tucson News Now

ICT raising money to update security after March break-in

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Nearly a month after someone broke into the Islamic Center of Tucson and destroyed more than 130 Qurans, the mosque is working to upgrade their security.

[READ: Vandal breaks into Islamic Center of Tucson, destroys copies of Quran]

Taha Hasan, director of public relations for the ICT, said they are raising $12,500 to add more cameras, improve the alarm system and hire extra private security officers to patrol the area.

While Hasan believes this is an isolated incident, he said it is important that steps are taken to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

“We have to make sure the people who come here, not just the Muslim community, anyone who visits the mosque or the vicinity of the mosque is safe and secure,” he said.

Early morning on March 13, a vandal broke into the ICT.

He was caught on video damaging doors and ripping pages and covers off more than 130 Qurans.

Since then, the mosque has received an outpouring of support from the community.

“Very, very heartwarming to see people who are willing to show their support by not only saying, it but backing it up monetarily,” Hasan said. “It is an absolutely wonderful feeling to know there is type of support from this community in the time of need.”

The man has not been identified or arrested.

Anyone with information is asked to 911 or 88-CRIME.

To donate to the ICT, click HERE: http://bit.ly/2oX7qc4

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