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A swastika and cross were drawn on the home of a leading Jewish critic of Christian activity in the U.S. military. The vandalism was committed Sunday night on the Albuquerque home of Mikey Weinstein, the founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, according to news reports. Weinstein, an alumnus of the U.S. Air Force Academy, has been a vocal critic of Christian proselytizing within the ranks of the military. He says he has been the target of regular harassment since filing a lawsuit charging that the military has violated the religious liberties of its members. “This is the first time I think I’ve ever felt outrage, humiliation and embarrassment at the same time,” Weinstein told the Albuquerque television station KOAT.

Bernalillo County deputies are investigating the incident.

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