Following a suspected hate crime incident there on Saturday, nearly 80 people turned out in a show of support Sunday for the Masjid AbuBakr Al-Seddiq Islamic Center in downtown Rochester.
Officials with the center found bacon in the parking lot and in the front door alcove of the center. Muslims cannot eat nor handle pork under their religious tenets. The incident has prompted a police investigation. The Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota called on local and federal law enforcement to investigate the incident as a possible hate crime.