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San Antonio Muslim Family Targeted on Fourth of July

This attack is part of a larger pattern of hate attacks against Muslims:

San Antonio Muslim family targeted on Fourth of July

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — It was America’s birthday but for one family July Fourth was no party. It was a nightmare for a Muslim family who said someone spray-painted the word “terrorist” on their home Wednesday morning and it didn’t stop there.

The family said on Wednesday night someone rang their doorbell and started banging on the front door. The family told police they also heard fireworks being thrown at their door.

San Antonio police are investigating the incident as criminal mischief, but the family, who is of Pakistani heritage, wants more done. They are asking for the FBI to get involved.

The San Antonio Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to get to the bottom of this possible hate crime. On Thursday, the same civil liberties group called for an investigation into a suspicious fire at a Missouri Mosque.

The family moved to the United States in 1978 and they have lived in the home near NW Military and Hunters Green for the past 18 years. They said their home has been targeted twice before. In November their home was burglarized.

Aside from the two recent incidents, the family says they have not had any problems. They say they don’t know who would commit such a hateful act.

KVUE, 5 July 2012

See also “CAIR-San Antonio asks FBI to probe hate vandalism of Muslim family’s home”, CAIR press release, 5 July 2012

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  • moosern

    This is one of the reasons we have the second amendment. In their case I would recommend a nice Mossberg 500 in 12 gauge. Typically just the sound of a round being chambered will be enough of a deterent.

  • It is sad!

    I can’t help but think that these kinds of events are on the increase and correlate with an increase in and the mainstreaming of Islamophobia. Hate is not acceptable and it has dangerous consequences for us all. Speak against hate whenever you see it.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center has a good track record at prosecuting perpetrators of hate crimes. I hope that they get involved in this case too.

  • mindy1

    How sad, I hope this does not sour them on this country-I hate it when people act like schmucks in the name of patriotism 🙁

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