CAIR Video: Tenn. Muslims React to Vandalism





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Uploaded on Jan 19, 2010

CAIR Asks for Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism at Tenn. Mosque Site
Not welcome spray-painted on sign marking site of proposed mosque

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/18/10) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on local, state and national law enforcement agencies to investigate an apparently bias-motivated act of vandalism at the site of a proposed Tennessee mosque as a hate crime.

Over the weekend, a sign marking the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was spray-painted with the words "not welcome.

SEE: Islamic Center Sign Vandalized (Daily News Journal)

As our nation celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we must come together in a spirit of mutual respect and tolerance, not of hatred or division, said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. This apparent attempt to divide our nation along religious lines should be investigated as a hate crime and must be repudiated by all those who respect the principle of religious diversity.


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