A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who spray painted Nazi swastikas on a Muslim woman’s car in Revere.
Officials with the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations announced the reward Monday and said that the vandalism was discovered in the early morning hours of June 11. The Nazi swastikas were painted on all four sides of the woman’s car, and the words “white power” were spray painted on the street, officials said.
“CAIR-MA condemns this appalling act of hatred,” CAIR-MA Civil Rights Director Barbara J. Dougan said in a press release. “The perpetrator made his views clear with a can of spray paint. But we know that many residents of Revere are outraged by such a blatant hate crime and are raising their voices to send their own message: this kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”
Officials said the Muslim woman who owns the car wants to remain anonymous out of concern for her safety, but had some words to share with the perpetrator. “You may not like me because I wear hijab, but you don’t even know me. I use my car for my job, delivering medical supplies for sick people,” she said in the press release. “You hurt me with your hate, but you also hurt the sick people I am trying to take care of. If you are from Revere, you hurt your entire community.”
This is the fourth time that her car has been vandalized, according to the press release.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Revere Police Department at 781-656-1131.