Zulkifly Yusuf, president of the Islamic Society of Columbus, released a statement Monday about the vandalism of three churches with the word "infidels" and references to the Quran.
The statement said the society is "deeply concerned and saddened by the events of vandalism."
"Our community condemns such actions and believes Columbus is not a place for such behavior," the statement said. "We send our deep regret and offer a strong support for our fellow community members of East Columbus Christian Church, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and Lakeview Church of Christ."
The society said in the statement that it hopes that the authorities will apprehend the perpetrators soon.
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