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Apparent hate crime in Peyton draws attention from national Muslim council, feds

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Feb 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 17:47:49-05

PEYTON, Colo. – A possible hate crime in a small town northeast of Colorado Springs has drawn the attention of the FBI and the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Denver7 Tuesday that the homeowners in Peyton woke up Sunday to find the outside of their home vandalized with eggs, dog feces, bath tissue and papers scrawled with messages regarding the homeowners’ racial background.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Tuesday condemned the incident.

“Our nation’s leaders – at the highest levels – need to address the growing bigotry we are witnessing around the country in the post-election period,” CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said in a statement.

The FBI’s Denver branch confirmed it was investigating but gave no further details.

“The FBI does not comment on active, ongoing investigations of the FBI’s or other investigative agencies,” Denver branch spokeswoman Amy Sanders told Denver7.

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