By: Eric Owens | Daily Caller
Police on Long Island are investigating after someone hung a large painting of Jesus Christ on a fence at a mosque early Friday evening.
Investigators are treating the incident as a hate crime, reports NBC New York.
The painting is a crucifixion scene showing a largely silhouetted Jesus with his crown of thorns prominently featured. It appeared outside the Hillside Islamic Center in Nassau County, according to investigators.
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An employee of the Hillside Islamic Center initially discovered the Jesus painting, reports CBS New York.