(NEW YORK, NY, 1/23/17) - The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today welcomed an arrest for the allegedly Islamophobic hate attack on a New Paltz, New York cab driver.
According to police, the alleged perpetrator held a gun to the driver’s head and called him a “motherf---ing piece of Muslim sh-t,” Andrew M. Placheck, faces multiple felony hate crime charges for the Sunday Morning attack, including menacing, displaying a weapon, and reckless endangerment.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/23/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed support for #IMarchWithLinda, an online campaign to push back against Islamophobes and other bigots who are attacking Linda Sarsour, a Muslim activist who was a key organizer of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. Linda Sarsour also serves as the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and is the founder of MPower Change. [NOTE: #IMarchWithLinda is now trending on Twitter.]
CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said an apparently organized smear campaign has been launched online targeting Sarsour.
“We call on all Americans who support civil rights and religious freedom to utilize #IMarchWithLinda and push back against the Islamophobes and other haters targeting Linda Sarsour and the widely-successful Women’s March on Washington,” said CAIR National Board Chair Roula Allouch.
(NEW YORK, NY, 1/23/17) - The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today welcomed an arrest for the allegedly racially-motivated hate attack on Rev. Uriroghene Okrokoto, a Brooklyn-based priest who recently immigrated to New York from Nigeria.
According to police, the alleged perpetrator shouted racial slurs, spat on the victim and brandished a baseball bat. Joseph Mattarelliano, who faces charges of weapons possession and menacing as a hate crime for the January 13th attack, surrendered to police on Friday.
“We stand in solidarity with all people who are targeted for their race or religion, or because of any other form of bigotry,” said CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher. “People of all faiths must come together in the face of this ignorance and hate.”
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 1/23/17) – On Wednesday, January 25, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold an Open House for supporters, volunteers and neighbors at its new offices in the Bethany Lutheran Church building at 2511 East Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.
Visitors will be offered light refreshments, a tour of the offices, staff introductions, and an update on CAIR-MN activities.
WHAT: CAIR-MN Open House
WHERE: CAIR Minnesota, 2511 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55406
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
WHO: Local Seward Neighborhood leaders and residents, CAIR-MN donors and others are invited.