A large painting of Jesus on the cross was left at a Long Island Islamic center and police are investigating it as a hate crime.

The painting was found Friday on a fence of the Hillside Islamic Center in North New Hyde Park, Nassau County police said.

Detectives request that anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

Can somebody call Nassau County Crime Stoppers on my behalf and tell Nassau County police that Jesus – Issa – is recognised as a prophet in Islam, so this incident is the hate crime equivalent of someone leaving a picture of Moses at the local Catholic church.