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The mosque told Abdelrhim Abdelghani’s ex-wife she was “in possession of demons and evil spirits” and she committed suicide. He was upset.

“It’s disrespectful. But we’re at a time when people feel emboldened to do these kind of things unfortunately,” said Imran Siddiqui, a mosque spokesman.

Deceit. The perp was Muslim.

The mosque says because of this incident they may beef up security and start having a uniformed police officer on duty whenever they have services.

Protecting mosques from …… Muslims?

Man arrested in alleged attack outside mosque in Boca Raton

by Al Pefley, CBS News, June 27th 2019

BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — A Coral Springs man is under arrest after police say he roughed up a couple of people and caused a disturbance outside a mosque in Boca Raton.

“It’s disrespectful. But we’re at a time when people feel emboldened to do these kind of things unfortunately,” said Imran Siddiqui, a mosque spokesman.

Police say Abdelrhim Abdelghani, 41, of Coral Springs, came to a local mosque not to worship, but to cause mayhem.

He allegedly walked into the Assalam Center at 1499 NW 4th Avenue on Monday, went inside and shoved a caretaker, then went into a prayer room and grabbed a Quran.

According to the arrest report, Abdelghani walked out of the mosque and came out to the street at the intersection of NW 4th Avenue and NW 15th Vista with the Quran in his hands and started ripping pages out of the book, throwing them down in the street, shouting profanities about the Quran and the religion of Islam.

Two people from the mosque approached him and police said Abdelghani kicked and punched them in the face and head.

Those two, along with a bystander, were able to overpower him and restrain him until police got there.

“I think a lot of what the board and the congregants here are feeling is a feeling of vulnerability of this happening and the disrespect that comes with that,” Siddiqui said.

According to the arrest report, Abdelghani told police he came to this mosque “to curse the Islamic religion.”

He said his ex-wife had attended services there two years ago, where the mosque told her she was “in possession of demons and evil spirits.” He told police she recently tried to commit suicide and lost all of her limbs.

The mosque tells CBS12 News that is a complete falsehood and they would never tell anyone they were possessed by evil spirits or demons.

“It’s sad, but it could be a learning opportunity for all of us,” Siddiqui said. “Hopefully we can move on from this.”

The mosque says because of this incident they may beef up security and start having a uniformed police officer on duty whenever they have services.

Siddiqui says the two people who were attacked were not seriously injured.

Abdelghani, who is listed on the arrest report as an atheist, is charged with burglary, criminal mischief to a place of worship, battery and assault/battery on a person 65 or older.