North Sound News

Anti-Islamic flyers posted at future site of new mosque

MUKILTEO, Wash. — A new Islamic Center planned in Mukilteo is causing controversy and has been the target of vandalism.

According to the Everett Herald, someone recently noticed flyers with the words "Ban Islam from America" posted at the site near Harbour Pointe Boulevard and Mukilteo Speedway and called police.

The flyers included six paragraphs of anti-Islamic rhetoric on them and the mosque sign was damaged.

The incident is not first controversy for the planned Islamic Center of Mukilteo.

Last year, someone handed out notices warning people the mosque is opening that ended with an email address that included "Mukilteo stay safe."

The president of mosque says he's hoping for peace and understanding.

Whoever posted the flyers could be charged with a felony.

Construction is set to begin this winter.