A Muslim family's home was burglarized, and religious and background-based slurs were spray-painted all over their walls.
A Muslim family's home was burglarized, religious and background-based slurs spray painted all over their walls.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When a Kansas City family came home from dinner Tuesday night, they found their front door kicked in and fire trucks in the street.
The family wants to remain anonymous because whoever spray-painted racist and religious slurs all over their home and lit their staircase on fire has yet to be caught.
The victims moved into a new subdivision near Barry Road and Hickory Roads in the Northland about three months ago.
“It’s been cold so we just go to work and back. We haven’t been outside a lot. We wave back and forth with the neighbors,” the woman told 41 Action News.
She believes the spray-painted N-word on her wall and N-word on her countertop could be a hate crime.
“We have come too far for this. It’s sad to know people could be this evil,” explained the woman, who said she was disappointed in whoever disgraced Allah on her walls.
Although the woman and her husband are both Muslim, she wants to see all people living together as one.
“My only thing is God created us all. He didn't put anybody above anybody else. At the end of the day, we have the same blood running through our veins. I try to remember that,” said the woman.
The husband and wife found the damage around 10 p.m. when they were coming back from dinner.
Due to the fire on the staircase, detectives in the Kansas City Police Bomb and Arson Unit are handling the investigation.
The property’s landlord said the family can move into a nearby home, calling the burglary and damage awful.
“We see so much going on in the world. So much hate. It just needs to end,” said the woman.
Police did not release a suspect description. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-8477.