A copy of the Koran, the Muslim holy book, was found burned at a mosque in the Bay Area, according to an Islamic group.

The Koran was found this week at the Islamic Society of San Francisco, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an Islamic advocacy group.

Regrettably, the recent wave of hate incidents targeting American Muslims has made its way to the Bay Area,” said Zahra Billoo, a spokeswoman for the group’s Bay Area branch. “It is unfortunate that a minority community is being targeted by hate in this way, and we are appreciative of the support that has been expressed by local elected officials and interfaith leaders.”

She said that Muslim communities nationwide have been targeted by similar acts in recent weeks.

The Detroit News reported Thursday that police identified a suspected Koran burner there.

Tensions have been high all month since a Florida Christian pastor threatened to hold a Koran burning ceremony on September 11.

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