Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 19, 2013

CAIR asks FBI to probe mosque vandalism as a federal hate crime

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WASHINGTON — CAIR — The Council on American-Islamic Relations — the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights advocacy organization, has called on state and federal authorities to investigate the vandalism at the I.S.A.R. (Islamic Society of the Appalachian Region) Worship Center in Green Valley as a possible hate crime, according to a CAIR press release.

“Just as we have requested following past hate incidents targeting American mosques, we urge the FBI to join with local authorities in investigating this case,” Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR national communications director was quoted in the press release as stating.

For additional information on this developing story, see Friday’s edition of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.