Islamic Activists Want FBI to Look into Arson and Vandalism of Sarasota County Home

July 14, 2007


Source: The Herald Tribune

SARASOTA COUNTY -- Islamic activists are calling on the FBI to investigate a hate crime in which a Bosnian family's home was burned and spray painted with anti-Muslim slurs.

Hasib Sejfovic, 43, walked through what was left of his Avila Avenue home Friday afternoon. He looked at the charred remains of his couch, and the kitchen he recently spent $15,000 remodeling.

Ahmed Bedier, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, followed Sejfovic with a camera, filming the words "Kill all Arabs" that had been spray painted in red on the floor.