(CINCINNATI, OHIO, 11/23/15) – The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) today called on the FBI and local law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged attempt to run down a Muslim woman as a hate crime.
CAIR-Cincinnati said the woman, a University of Cincinnati pre-med student who wears an Islamic head scarf (hijab), says she was called a “terrorist” and almost run over by an angry driver in the Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati on Monday night. She said three people pulled her to the sidewalk before the car could hit her.
“Because of the apparent bias motive for this alleged attempted murder, we urge state and federal law enforcement agencies to treat it as a hate crime and to bring appropriate charges when the perpetrator is apprehended,” said CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub.
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization says the case is part of a spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide since the recent terror attacks in Paris.
(BOSTON, MA, 11/23/15) - The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MA) today called for increased police protection at local mosques because of a spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric and direct threats against Muslim houses of worship nationwide since the recent Paris terror attacks.
CAIR-MA has been in conversation with local police and the FBI to alert them to the national anti-Muslim bias incidents, to request additional patrols around mosques within their jurisdiction and to be aware of anti-Muslim rhetoric.
(SAN DIEGO, CA, 11/22/15) – On Monday, November 23, the San Diego chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) will join the San Diego State University Muslim Student Association (SDSU-MSA) in their event “SDSU Action Against Islamophobia.”
The SDSU-MSA is calling on the SDSU and greater San Diego community to rally against Islamphobia and bigotry and in defense of Muslim students and all those targeted by bias or discrimination. This event comes in response to the recent assault that allegedly occurred at the San Diego State University campus in which a female Muslim student was attacked, hate statements were made and her headscarf (hijab) was pulled off.
“This attack is a direct result of the growing anti-Muslim rhetoric that has become prevalent in the United States and we are calling to end this trend,” said SDSU-MSA President Ahmed Buzeriba.
(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 11/21/15) – On Sunday, November 22, the San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) will join interfaith partners at a silent candlelight vigil for all those suffering from violence - the families and the countries, the victims and perpetrators, ourselves and others.
When: Sunday, Nov. 22, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: University of the Incarnate Word, by the Peace Pole on Dubuis Lawn
What: Candle Light Silent Vigil
PLEASE BRING A CANDLE WITH YOU