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Video shows women ridiculing Muslims at Tempe Mosque

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TEMPE, Ariz. - Tempe police are investigating two Valley women after they posted a disturbing video online, allegedly showing them trespassing at the Islamic Center of Tempe.

The video, posted by Tahnee Gonzeles, shows Gonzales and a woman identified as Liz Dauenhauer, bringing children to the mosque, ridiculing Muslims and taking all the pamphlets and fliers from the courtyard outside.

"Muslims are nothing but evil Satan worshippers," Gonzales says on the video.

At another point Gonzales warns the kids not to touch the playground equipment because it's "disease-ridden."

Gonzales also posted a Facebook video of herself outside the Bernie Sanders rally in downtown Phoenix this past Sunday. In the video, she confronts Deedra Abboud, a Muslim woman running for Senate.

Gonzales is heard screaming at Abboud, calling her a sellout and asking why Muslims are welcome in the U.S.

At one point, Gonzales turns her wrath on bystanders, screaming at a woman until her child starts crying. Gonzales then mocks them.

The entire time, Gonzales has her own children in tow.

"The most jarring thing about the video is the fact that there are children on camera," Imraan Siddiq of the Council on American-Islamic relations said. "Rarely do you see hate being taught to children in real time."

Until recently, a Facebook group called Patriots Movement AZ said Gonzales and Dauenhauer were associated with them. The group has shown up to protest at Democratic events, including the same Sanders rally where Gonzales confronted Abboud. But the group said Gonzales is not a member; she simply shows up where they are.

The group posted it has cut ties with the women after the videos were posted and became public. One group member told 12 News she was shocked and appalled by the videos and personally reached out to Abboud to apologize.

Abboud has since posted on her own Facebook page that she does not believe Gonzales represented Patriots Movement AZ.

Tempe police confirmed to 12 News a police report was filed for trespassing and the case has been assigned to a detective.

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