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Muslim leaders calling on FBI to investigate vandalism


ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) -- Muslim civil rights leaders are asking the FBI to investigate racist graffiti spray-painted on the driveway of a Somali-American family in Rochester.

A swastika, the letters "KKK" and the word "stink" were found on the family's driveway last Sunday.

Executive Director Lori Saroya of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Minnesota tells Minnesota Public Radio News ( that the latest incident sends a message of hate to the Somali-American community in southeast Minnesota.

An FBI spokesman says the Rochester Police Department is currently the investigating agency. Police say they are investigating and have no suspects.

Saroya says it's the second incident in the last year in Rochester. Last May, similar graffiti was spray-painted onto the home of another Somali-American family in the same neighborhood.

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