Anti-Muslim Posters Posted At A Bossier City Mosque
Bossier Police are investigating posters that were posted up outside a Bossier City Mosque which were promoting a "Muslim Free America". KSLA reports that a statement was released this afternoon by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that says the signs also referenced what appeared to be a white supremacist website. Similar posters were reportedly posted around several University of Texas campuses recently.
“It is clear that these signs, which were used to vandalize a house of worship, are part of a nationwide campaign by racists and Islamophobes to intimidate the American Muslim community,” CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said in their statement. “Americans of all faiths must join together in repudiating the call to violence implicit in this hate campaign.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations says that 2016 was the worst year to date for attacks on Mosques in America.