(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/6/2017) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned apparent hate vandalism targeting a Colorado family’s home.
The FBI is investigating the vandalism that was discovered early Sunday morning in Peyton, Colo. Vandals used feces and eggs to deface the home and messages of hate were left at the scene. The homeowner said of the hate messages: "About 10 percent of the messages were racial slur on us, 'You brown or Indian shouldn't be here,' something like that.”
“Our nation’s leaders – at the highest levels – need to address the growing bigotry we are witnessing around the country in the post-election period,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
CAIR's national headquarters in Washington, D.C., has noted an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election.
SEE: Video: CAIR-Chicago Condemns Vandalism of Synagogue
A soon-to-be-published CAIR report on Islamophobia in America is expected to show that 2016 was the worst year on record for incidents in which mosques were targets of bias.
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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