CAIR Asks FBI to Probe 2nd Vandalism Targeting Nebraska Mosque

VandalismTargetingNebraskaMosque(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/2/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the FBI to investigate a second act of vandalism targeting a Nebraska mosque as a hate crime.

A vandal was caught on surveillance camera attempting to break a glass door at the Islamic Center in Omaha, the second time the mosque has been attacked this year.

SEE: Islamic Center Vandalized Again, Suspect Caught on Camera

In August, CAIR called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the first act of vandalism as a possible hate crime.

SEE: CAIR Asks FBI to Probe Vandalism Targeting Nebraska Mosque

“The FBI should become involved whenever it is suspected that an American house of worship is target by hate,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. 

Yesterday, CAIR called for a hate crime investigation of apparently bias-motivated vandalism targeting a Burlington, Mass., mosque.

SEE: CAIR Seeks Hate Crime Probe of ‘USA’ Vandalism Targeting Mass. Mosque

CAIR has recently responded to vandalism and hate targeting mosques in Texas, Kentucky, Virginia, Nebraska, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, and other states.

SEE: CAIR Seeks Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism at Texas Mosque 

Those incidents fit a pattern of increased hate-motivated crimes and bias incidents nationwide targeting persons and property associated, or perceived to be associated, with Islam and the American Muslim community.

CAIR is urging community leaders to obtain and implement safety measures outlined in its booklet, "Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety." The booklet may be requested through CAIR's website: http://www.cair.com/mosque-safety-guide.html              

CAIR also asks 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.

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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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171, nnaeem@cair.com


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