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4 Feb, 2013

Islamophobia incidents on the rise in US : GulfNews.com

In Oklahoma City, a Muslim family placed a sign on their lawn wishing “as-salaamu alaykum” or peace be upon their neighbours.

On Friday night, just after 8pm, the neighbours answered. A volley of high-calibre shots ricochetted off the walls and ripped through windows, spreading fear and terror to the family inside. Luckily, no one was injured, but the attack came several days after the family’s son was stopped and asked about his religion.

The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called on Oklahoma state and federal law enforcement agencies to investigate the crime as hate-motivated.

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