ADC Welcomes Charges in Massachusetts Hate Crime Case
Washington, DC | September 29, 2008 | www.adc.org |The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) welcomes the Department of Justice‘s (DOJ) prosecution of two individuals in an alleged hate crime case against two Muslim families in Revere, Massachusetts. The case involved repeated incidents of damaging and vandalizing vehicles owned by the two Muslim families living in the same duplex residence. The vandalizing and damaging of vehicles occurred on five different occasions in the time span of six months between September 2004 and March 2005. Should the defendants be proven guilty, the case will set yet another precedent in a series of cases of hate crimes against Arab and Muslim Americans. “Such hate crimes have no place in our society. This prosecution sends a strong message that these crimes are not tolerated, and we thank the DOJ‘s lead in prosecuting those involved in these crimes” Kareem Shora, ADC‘s National Executive Director said. For more information about the case, please find below the DOJ‘s press release issued on September 25, 2008.