CAIR-FL: ISLAMIC ACTIVISTS WANT FBI TO LOOK INTO ARSON AND VANDALISM OF SARASOTA COUNTY HOME
SARASOTA COUNTY -- Islamic activists are calling on the FBI to investigate a hate crime in which a Bosnian family's home was burned and spray painted with anti-Muslim slurs.
Hasib Sejfovic, 43, walked through what was left of his Avila Avenue home Friday afternoon. He looked at the charred remains of his couch, and the kitchen he recently spent $15,000 remodeling.
Ahmed Bedier, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, followed Sejfovic with a camera, filming the words "Kill all Arabs" that had been spray painted in red on the floor.
"These people aren't even Arab," Bedier said. "They are European. That shows you how smart the people are who did this."
Bedier said it is the worst case of anti-Muslim discrimination he has seen, and he wants to know why it has not received more public attention.
"Where are the elected public officials?" Bedier said. "Why did it take a week for people to find out about this? Why isn't there more outrage?"