In a developing story, a painted image of the crucifixion was left outside a mosque in New York and is now being investigated as a hate crime.
The painting had no inscription or writing attached to it, but was simply an image of Jesus dying on the cross.
An employee of the Hillside Islamic Center in North Hyde Park, New York, discovered the painting hanging on a fence on Friday and called police.
“Bias may have motivated this incident, but it could serve as a teaching moment for the perpetrator and for the community if it leads to greater understanding of the love Muslims have for Jesus, peace be upon him,” read the mosque’s official statement on the issue.
Tucker Carlson addressed the incident on his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” on Monday evening. Here’s what he had to say:
Last Modified: July 11, 2017, 11:50 am