On Saturday June 24, as the Sacramento Bee reported, an unnamed "citizen" flagged down a cop and led him to the Masjid Annur Islamic Center in Sacramento. There the officer discovered "a burned Quran filled with bacon, hanging by a handcuff from a fence." The sheriff promptly dispatched "hate crime detectives" to investigate.

The previous night, during Ramadan Taraweeh prayers at the Islamic Center of Davis, "someone driving by in a car threw pages torn out of a Quran."

Local CAIR executive director Basim Elkarra told CNN that both incidents were "apparent acts of intimidation." Decisive action by law enforcement, Elkarra said, "sends a strong message of deterrence to anyone who contemplates turning their bigoted views into acts of intimidation." The Davis mosque had been the site of a previous incident, and an episode in that bizarre case played out the previous week.

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