(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/27/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the FBI to investigate threats to “blow up” a community center in Colorado that serves refugees.
Police in Aurora, Colo., are investigating threatening notes found at the Mango House community center. The typewritten notes read, “We’re gonna blow up all of you refugees.”
“Those fleeing violence and persecution must be welcomed and supported, not targeted by hate,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “State and federal law enforcement authorities should treat this as a terroristic threat and act accordingly.”
CAIR, which is has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., has noted an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election.
The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html
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.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org