(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/9/10) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on Massachusetts’ Brandeis University and relevant law enforcement authorities to investigate vandalism at a Muslim Student Association (MSA) office on campus as a possible hate crime.
A Muslim leader at Brandeis suspects that the vandalism could have been prompted by a sign put up recently for the Muslim Worship Center.
“The university and law enforcement authorities need to determine whether or not there was a bias motive in this case,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “All students deserve a learning environment free of intolerance and harassment.”
Yesterday, CAIR noted that its chapters nationwide have recently responded to a growing number of bias-motivated incidents targeting Muslims.
SEE: CAIR Responds to Rise in Anti-Islam Bias
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