Vandalism at Calif. Muslim Candidate's Home
October 16, 2009
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today called on state
and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a
possible bias motive for vandalism of the home of a Muslim
woman who is running for elected office.
CAIR said the house of Nadja Adolf, a Newark resident
running for a seat on her local city council, was egged on
Sunday, October 11. Adolf is a long-time Newark resident and
has never had any previous complaints about property
vandalism. A picture of her, wearing an Islamic head scarf,
or hijab, was published in a local newspaper just days
before the incident.
"Because of the circumstances surrounding this incident, we
believe it is important that a possible bias motive be
investigated," said Zahra Billoo, programs and outreach
director for CAIR-SFBA. "Our community's religious,
political and community leaders need to be vigilant of and
address the growing anti-Muslim rhetoric in our society that
can lead to such incidents."