Two women charged with hate crime in Arizona

Two women accused of breaking into an Arizona mosque while yelling derogatory comments have been charged with burglary. Tahnee Gonzales and Elizabeth Dauenhauer appear to have filmed themselves wandering through the mosque last week. The video, which was live-streamed to Facebook, shows two women grabbing pamphlets and ripping down flyers, with at least three children in tow. . The women can be heard yelling derogatory comments about Muslims, claiming they are trying to expose the “evil” of Islam, which they claim is infiltrating their “nice suburban city”. The duo reportedly let their dogs urinate on the property as well.

Tempe Police spokeswoman Lily Duran told reporters the charge could be upgraded to a hate crime.

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