SOUTH CAROLINA: CAIR calls for probe of bias motive in vandalism against Islamic Center of Charleston. Part of the graffiti involved an indistinguishable symbol, along with the words “Utterly Blessed.”
PostandCourier A College of Charleston student was arrested and charged for vandalizing the the Islamic Center of Charleston. 18-year-old Hailey Riddle was arrested and charged with malicious injury to a place of worship. Riddle is currently booked at Al Cannon Detention Center.
“It’s not one of those ‘Death to Islam,’ clear incidents,” Ibrahim Hooper (below) of CAIR said. But whenever someone targets a mosque specifically, it’s cause for a hate crime investigation, he said.
Designated terrorist group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), released a statement following the arrest.
“We welcome the arrest of this suspect and thank police for their swift and professional actions,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “We hope this arrest will help determine a motive for the vandalism.”