CAIR-Connecticut Calls for Probe of Possible Bias Motive for Repeated Vandalism Targeting Muslim Family’s Car

(HARTFORD, CT, 11/15/19) – The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for the repeated vandalism of a vehicle belonging to a Hamden, Conn., Muslim physician and his family.

CAIR-CT says security camera video recorded the incident. This is the second time in less than two months that family car has been vandalized in front of the home. The mother and daughter both wear Islamic head scarves, or hijab, and say they have been harassed in the past for their attire.

Video: Egging of Conn. Muslim Family's Vehicle

https://youtu.be/CCw0ygS_AM4

The family installed surveillance cameras after the first assault on their vehicle. CAIR-CT is urging anyone with information on the truck to come forward and contact authorities.

“We urge law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for these incidents and to bring the perpetrators to justice,” said CAIR-CT Executive Director Tark Aouadi. “No family should be made to feel targeted or unwelcome due to their faith or background.”

He said CAIR has witnessed an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-CT Executive Director Tark Aouadi, 860-341-2247, tark.aouadi@cair.com


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