The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon is investigating a “bias” crime that was reported Tuesday after Hasel Afshar, who is originally from Iran, returned from a three-day vacation in Canada to find his home ransacked and vandalized with racist graffiti. The vandals even left a threatening note.
According to local news site the Gresham Outlook, the graffiti referred to Afshar as a “terrorist” and a “Muslim” and directed him to “get out of America.”
“I’m not Muslim,” Afshar, who is of the Baha’i faith and has lived in America since 2010, told the news site. “I just grow a beard.”
The vandals went so far as to leave a threatening note on Afshar’s coffee table that was weighed down with seven .45-caliber bullets placed in the shape of a cross.
“If I see you here next month, I will shoot you and burn your house,” the note read, according to the site.
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Baha'is normally appreciate these kinds of incidents at it gives publicity to their cult. They have already started exploiting this incident on social media.
Abdul Baha is reported to have said :
"In principle, We prefer freedom as it is one of the Divine blessings and pleases God. However this is not because freedom helps with the diffusion and propagation of Our Cause, as it is the opposite, namely, Our Cause grows better in a repressive environment."