Jun 3 2013
Hamas-linked CAIR (Council on Anti-American Islamic Relations) is calling on state and national law enforcement authorities to investigate a paintball terror attack of about 24 paintballs on a McKinney, Texas mosque as a possible hate crime.
CAIR The statement did not indicate that anyone was hurt or provide a damage estimate. A vehicle owned by a congregation member was also hit by a paintball. The group also said increased police patrols are expected. Officials with the McKinney Islamic Association in Mckinney, Texas, told CAIR that up to two dozen paintballs were fired at the mosque sometime between 11 p.m. on Saturday and 5 a.m. on Sunday.
A vehicle owned by a member of the mosque’s congregation was also hit by a paintball after he left the facility. Worshippers have reportedly been verbally harassed recently by young people who gather near the mosque. Local police told mosque officials that they will recommend stepped up patrols in the area.
“If a bias motive is proven in this case, the perpetrators should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, including appropriate hate crime enhancement.”