On Monday in Portland, ME the walls of the largest mosque in town were spray-painted with "Osama today, Islam tomorow [sic]" and other phrases, sometime following morning prayers on the day after American forces killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
The police chief is calling the incident at the Maine Muslims Community Center a hate crime.
The Portland Press-Herald reported "Long live the West" and "Free Cyprus" was also spray-painted on the mosque.
Portland has a relatively sizable Muslim population thanks in part to a large population of immigrants from Somalia and Sudan, Police Chief James Craig told TPM in an interview. The city of about 66,000 has three mosques.
Hate crimes are uncommon in the Portland, Craig said, and crimes targeting Muslims almost unheard of.
"This is the first [hate crime] targeting religion," in 2011, he said.
C'mon, folks. Islam and America's Muslims? Not the enemy. Osama bin Laden? Most certainly was, and he got what was coming to him. This right here? Unacceptable in every way.