Authorities said they were investigating a blaze at the home of a Bosnian family, where vandals sprayed anti-Muslim slogans in red paint.
Sheriff's detectives and authorities from the state Fire Marshal's Office are investigating the arson and vandalism as a hate crime, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
The Sheriff's Office has a detective working only on this case, but there are no suspects yet, said sheriff's Lt. Chuck Lesaltato.
Hasib Sejfovic lived in the house with his wife and three children.
"I'm starting a new life here," Sejfovic said. "I love America and Florida. That's why I come here, but this is not the America I know."
The family came home from vacation to find the inside of their house destroyed and their garage vandalized with graffiti. [Link]
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