Today the San Francisco Citizen reports on a recent incident that happened at the Islamic Society of San Francisco (ISSF) on 20 Jones Street near Market (that is also the home of the the Masjid Darussalam mosque), which they learned about through a statement by the SF Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Apparently, last weekend ISSF officials found a burned copy of the Quran in a trash container placed outside for collection. They then reported the incident to the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and to the San Francisco office of the FBI.

CAIR-SFBA is reminding community members to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity in the area of local mosques.

From the reports it’s not clear when the burning happened, how or exactly where. Knowing how much random stuff gets accidentally burned in the neighborhood, we have to wonder if there’s a chance this was accidental. Probably not, but we’d still like to know more.

On the other hand, the SF Citizen wonders if it is illegal to burn a Quran in San Francisco? Apparently the legality of burning a Quran is an open question these days.