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Long Island Mosque Vandalized With Graffiti, Religious Flag Burned

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Police are investigating a suspected hate crime at a mosque on Long Island.

It happened around 2 a.m. Monday at the Islamic Center of Suffolk County in Brentwood.

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Police are investigating a suspected hate crime at a mosque on Long Island. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police said two suspects entered a fenced-in area, burned a religious flag and painted graffiti on the base of the flag.

Pictures of the vandalism appear to show the word "Trump."

Long Island communities came together Thursday night to rally against hate. People of different faiths gathered at the Islamic Center in Brentwood to show their support.

"What we saw here, that everyone came together, whatever faith, whatever race they were, just because there's so much, people are against hate," said Istafa Naqvi, president of the Islamic Center of Suffolk County.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone who would like to share a tip is asked to call 1-800-220-TIPS.

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