Anti-Muslim Graffiti Found After FBI Search

July 23, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On July 23, 2002, The Washington Post reported that "representatives of two Muslim advocacy groups charged today that law enforcement agents who last week searched the home of a man being investigated for connections to terrorism left behind a handwritten epithet on a Muslim prayer calendar in his home... 'This defeats the purpose of the mission of law enforcement'... said Imad Hamad, regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee... in an interview today from his Dearborn office. 'It's very hard to swallow. It makes people more scared and less cooperative, especially when you feel they're treating everyone as a suspect.'"