Vandals smash glass door of Katy mosque

KATY, TX (KTRK) -- One of the front glass doors is still covered in cardboard at the Masjid Al-Ahad mosque in Katy.

Leaders at the mosque say they think vandals possibly targeted their place of worship on Monday because the glass door was shattered in the middle of the day, in between prayers. They also say the vandals may have watched to know when the place would be empty.

The mosque is located on Clay Road near Greenhouse Road and has been here for eight years. Close to 400 people worship here and it is also home to a small school for children.

It's next door to another church and some restaurants, but the mosque was the only storefront vandalized that day. Nothing was stolen inside.

Leaders are concerned for their safety.

"We don't bother anyone. We help everyone. We always work with peace," said Mufti Saleem, the Imam of Masjid Al-Ahad. "We need to stay careful. Because today happened one glass, maybe tomorrow it happens big, who knows."

Police say they are investigating, but do not have any suspects.

The mosque is now adding surveillance camera because of this incident.
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