Muslim civil rights group urges Donald Trump to repudiate alleged attack apparently committed by one of his supporters
(KANSAS CITY, KS, 4/13/16) – On Monday, March 14, the Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas) will hold a noon news conference on the campus of Wichita State University to call on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an allegedly bias-motivated attack on a Muslim and a Hispanic man by an assailant reportedly shouting “Trump, Trump, Trump.”
A Muslim student at Wichita State University reported to CAIR-Kansas that the alleged attacker punched, pushed and kicked the two men while shouting racial abuse such as “n**ger” and “brown trash.” The attacker, a white man in his 20s or 30s, also reportedly shouted his support for leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. According to the Muslim student, the attacker shouted “Trump will win,” “We will make America great again” along with “Trump, Trump, Trump.”
The attack allegedly took place when the two men stopped for gas and refreshments early Saturday morning at the Kwik Shop near the Wichita State University campus.
CAIR-Kansas says the Muslim victim will take part in the news conference.
WHAT: CAIR-Kansas News Conference with Student Allegedly Attacked by Trump Supporter
WHEN: Monday, March 14, Noon (local time)
WHERE: Rhatigan Student Center, East Patio, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount St # 56, Wichita, KS 67260
“We urge law enforcement authorities to treat this alleged assault as a hate crime and for local, state and federal elected officials and candidates to repudiate the apparent political and racial motive for the attack,” said CAIR-Kansas Board Chair Moussa Elbayoumy. “Donald Trump should himself repudiate this alleged hate crime, apparently committed by one of his supporters.”
Last week, CAIR’s national office demanded that Donald Trump apologize for his latest Islamophobic claim that “Islam hates us.”
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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