(DALLAS, TX, 6/6/19) – The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today condemned Islamophobic and racist Facebook posts by officers of the Dallas Police Department peddling Islamophobia and glorifying racism and police violence.
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“It’s shocking that some of the DPD officers posted memes promoting Islamophobia, love of the confederate flag, and approval of police violence against civilians,” said CAIR-DFW Interim Executive Director Ekram Haque. “This type of behavior is of particular concern coming from law enforcement officers whose salaries are paid by public tax dollars and who are sworn to uphold the highest level of professionalism. DPD needs to assure Dallasites of all faiths and ethnicities that they will receive professional and unbiased service from their police officers. We ask DPD to denounce these posts and provide diversity training to all officers.”
In recent days, media outlets have reported a worrisome national trend of offensive posts by police officers.
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CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Interim Executive Director Ekram Haque, 469-463-1861, firstname.lastname@example.org