Muslim family’s home vandalized; Quran torn, green cards stolen


Shuaib and Mahrukh say they will move to a different apartment in the same county, which they think is safe and welcoming. The Muslim Times has the best collection to refute Islamophobia

By Shachar Peled, CNN

(CNN) A Muslim family returned from a weekend getaway to find their home vandalized.

Shoaib and Mahrukh — who asked to be identified only by their first names — and their two children were alarmed to find their Alexandria, Virginia, apartment burglarized. Their Quran was torn into pieces, anti-Muslim hate graffiti was written on the wall, and valuables, ranging from their passports with green cards to computers and gold jewelry they had received as wedding gifts, had been stolen.

“We were in pure shock and disbelief,” Shoaib said. “I remember thinking when am I going to wake up from this nightmare.”

The family, who immigrated from Pakistan last year, had been visiting relatives in New York when they learned what had happened.

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2 replies

  1. This is a pure burglary, disguised as a hate crime. If NYPD fails to find the culprits, then it definitely will be seen as one of the many hate crimes that go unnoticed, because its not perpetrated against the Caucasian population.

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