Early Thursday morning Hared Jabril arrived to open up his market in St. Cloud and discovered his business had been vandalized.

In bright red graffiti the words “Go Home” had been painted on the windows of Hormud Meat and Grocery.

“I don’t know why,” Jabril said Friday morning.

While Jabril was born and raised in Nairobi, he immigrated to the U.S. in 2001 and says has been a proud citizen of this country and St. Cloud ever since.

“Go home; this is my home,” Jabril said. Thankfully, Jabril says he can laugh it off but it is most certainly not funny. Especially, since it happened in St. Cloud. A city that has over the years, been the stage for similar events.

“That it keeps happening is putting people on edge,” Council on American-Islamic relations president Lori Saroya said Friday. (More)

 

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