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CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Cross Burned Into Lawn of New York Mosque

Police Cross burned into lawn of local mosqueWATERPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – Orleans County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after someone burned a cross into the front lawn of a mosque around 9 p.m. Thursday night.


CAIR is calling for a hate crime investigation by local police and the FBI.

“These types of apparently bias-motivated incidents must be investigated thoroughly by law enforcement authorities and repudiated strongly by public and religious leaders,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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