As you may recall from an earlier post here, a badly drawn swastika was spray painted on the glass door of a mosque in New Jersey. As usual, Muslim Brotherhood front group CAIR called for state and federal law enforcement to investigate the incident as a ‘hate crime.’ However, the one “person of interest” located and identified Friday, was ruled out after authorities reviewed video footage provided by the center, and conducted a lengthy investigation, according to Rockaway Borough police.
NJ.com What appeared to be a swastika was spray painted on a door at the Islamic Center June 21, according to Dr. Aref Assaf, one of the center’s directors.
On Thursday, police posted images of a person near the religious building to the Facebook page. In the post, police said the person was a “person of interest.”
On Monday, Police Chief Douglas Scheer said the woman in images posted to Facebook was the “person of interest” interviewed Friday, and that she didn’t spray the symbol on the building.
“While some may have seen movement in the woman’s left arm which was off screen a bit and drawn a conclusion that this was the act being committed, enhancement in fact did show the act was not committed and she was looking at a flyer and recording information from it for a job,” he said.
The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations has said police should investigate the incident as a possible hate crime.
Assaf, however, told NJ.com last week, “We don’t want to blow it out of proportion.” (Yes, you DO!) “We’re not looking to play victim. (Yes, you ARE!) But we think this is an act of vandalism that need to be prosecuted,” he said at the time. “It’s now in the hands of the police to locate the person or persons who did this crime.” (How about checking your own mosque members? Muslims are fond of painting swastikas on easily cleaned off parts of mosques in order to get pity from the neighborhood and media dhimmis)
CAIR MEDIA ADVISORY: NJ ‘Interfaith’ Leaders to Show Solidarity with Vandalized Mosque
(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 7/8/13) — On Tuesday, July 9, the New Jersey chapter for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will hold a news conference with interfaith leaders to express solidarity with the Islamic Center of Morris County (ICMC), which was recently spray-painted with a Nazi swastika.
CAIR-NJ said the religious leaders will also thank local law enforcement authorities for their response to the incident. The Muslim civil rights group had called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the June 21 vandalism of the mosque as a possible hate crime.
CAIR-NJ: Swastika Sprayed on Islamic Center
WHAT: Interfaith leaders to Show Solidarity with Vandalized Mosque
WHEN: Tuesday, July 9, 11 a.m.
WHERE: ICMC Building at 1 Mannino Drive, Rockaway, NJ
CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Civil Rights Director Khurrum Ali, (908) 668 5900, or [email protected]
“We believe a hate attack against any house of worship is an attack on all religious institutions and must not be tolerated,” said CAIR-NJ Civil Rights Director Khurrum Ali.
Once again, much ado about nothing from the Hamas-supporters at CAIR (Council on Anti-American Islamic Relations).