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Rights group calls for hate crime probe in vandalism of mosque

The Council of American Islamic Relations in Sacramento, CA is demanding that authorities investigate the attack on a mosque in Tracy as a hate crime.

Surveillance video shows a suspect holding a rock which is later thrown through a window on New Year’s Eve, the group said.

“Because a house of worship was targeted by this act of vandalism, we urge law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for this troubling incident, to conduct a swift and thorough investigation and to bring appropriate charges when a suspect is apprehended,” Executive Director Basim Elkarra said. “Despite these types of attacks, we will work to create safe places for Muslims and all other faith communities.”

A national report from CAIR released last year revealed 6,720 reports of discrimination, hate and bias incidents and other incidents.

It’s urging all American Muslim and Islamic institutions to take extra security precautions.

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