- Hasel Afshar, 33, isn’t Muslim. He’s Baha'i, but that didn’t matter to the people that vandalized his home this week.
- After taking a three-day vacation, Afshar — an Iranian refugee — returned to his home in Troutdale, Oregon, to find it vandalized with racist epithets and bullets in the shape of a cross. “Terrorist,” “Muslim” and “Get out of America” were spray painted in red all over the walls in his home. A threatening letter also accompanied the graffiti.
- “If I see you here next month, I will shoot you and burn your house,” the note read, according to Outlook, a local newspaper in Oregon.
- In 2010, Afshar fled religious persecution in Iran. But after living in the U.S. for about seven years, he’s once again enduring religious and racial persecution. Read more. (3/31/17, 12:01 PM)
What would be the most helpful (or some of the most helpful) thing(s) someone could do (realistically) to help this cause?