Montreal-area Mosque vandalized

A Mosque in Dorval, in Montreal’s West Island, has been vandalized for the fourth time this year. The mosque’s doors were spray painted with the words “Koran 511” in orange graffiti.

In June 2008 and April 2009, the same mosque, the Turkish Muslim Association of Montreal mosque in Dorval, was vandalized in a similar manner, with similar messages. In all of instances, the mosque was spray painted with the word “Koran 511”, which references verses of the Quran that are often taken out of their historical context and misinterpreted as implying that Islam teaches Muslims to wage wars against non-Muslims.