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Racist graffiti on Rochester driveway bring call for FBI
Thursday, May 24, 2012
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ROCHESTER - Police say they have no suspects after racist graffiti were found on the driveway of a Somali-American family.
Meanwhile Minnesota Muslim leaders called on the FBI to investigate.
A swastika and a KKK symbol, apparently referring to the Ku Klux Klan, were found on the driveway Sunday. The word "stink" was written nearby.
Fahma Mohamed told the Post-Bulletin that the symbols felt "very personal" -- a message to make her family feel unwelcome.
"Minnesotans of all faiths must speak out against the hatred and intolerance that leads to this type of disturbing incident," said Lori Saroya, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN). "State and federal law enforcement authorities should assist in bringing the perpetrators of this apparent bias-motivated crime to justice."
Mohamed says many neighbors have brought over flowers and expressed their regret.
It took about three hours to power-wash the graffiti away.
Last May, the same symbols were painted on the siding of a house a block away. CAIR-MN had asked the FBI to look into that case as well.
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