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This Car In Calgary Was Vandalized With Anti-Muslim Graffiti

Police are investigating it as a hate crime.

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Police in Calgary are asking the public for help after a vehicle was vandalized with anti-Muslim graffiti.

Calgary Police / Via Facebook: CalgaryPolice

The perpetrators spray-painted an Infiniti SUV and smashed its back window while it was parked overnight in the northeastern neighbourhood of Rundle.

Police are investigating it as a hate crime.

In green paint, the vandals left behind messages reading "F Islam" and "F Arab" on the vehicle.

Calgary Police / Via Facebook: CalgaryPolice

In a statement on Facebook, police said they believe the owner of the SUV and the residents of the house where it was parked were targeted due to their ethnicity. The car was the only one on the street that was damaged.

"These are not minor offences," said Craig Collins, the Calgary Police hate crimes co-ordinator.

Police say hateful graffiti against ethnic and religious minorities is becoming more common in Calgary.

Calgary Police / Via Facebook: CalgaryPolice

This is the sixth such investigation of the year, police said. Last month, graffiti targeting Jews and Muslims was found in the neighbourhood of Ranchlands.

Police want anyone with information to come forward.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

Contact Ishmael N. Daro at ishmael.daro@buzzfeed.com.

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