hate crime http://www.kplu.org en Seattle-area Muslims say they were targeted by hate crime http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-area-muslims-say-they-were-targeted-hate-crime <p>A civil rights group is calling for the FBI to investigate what they say was a hate crime against nine Seattle-area Muslims.</p><p>On Sept. 1, Philip Brown and eight other young Muslim friends set out for a jet skiing trip to Lake Chelan, driving a Toyota Prius and a rented BMW 3 series sedan. After an afternoon in the freezing cold water, they say they returned to the parking area to find the BMW covered in racist slogans.</p><p>“Doon coons,” and another anti-Muslim slur that includes the “N-word” were scrawled in permanent marker, along with scratches and vulgar images.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:58:28 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6251 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle-area Muslims say they were targeted by hate crime From Seattle area Sikhs, shock and sadness at Wis. killing http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-area-sikhs-shock-and-sadness-wis-killing <p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain?action=article&amp;ARTICLE_ID=892448">Sikh communities </a>around the Puget Sound region say they&rsquo;re dismayed and saddened by the mass killing at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin Sunday, and they&rsquo;re appealing for more education and outreach to the broader public.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:04:20 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5899 at http://www.kplu.org