How Houston’s Muslim community is reacting to possible hate crime

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The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) Thursday called for a hate crime investigation of apparently bias-motivated vandalism targeting a Muslim-owned restaurant in Galveston, Texas.

According to media reports, the front of the restaurant was recently covered in bacon. In another recent incident, bacon grease was smeared on the front door handles of the restaurant.

“Bias is the only reasonable explanation for the use of bacon in vandalism targeting a Muslim-owned business, and law enforcement authorities should keep that possible hate motive in mind when investigating this case and in bringing charges against the alleged perpetrator,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll.

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