(BOSTON, MA, 11/14/18) The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MA), the largest Muslim civil rights organization in the United States, today encouraged individuals to write letters supporting a 10-year-old Muslim girl in Framingham who had received written death threats in order to counteract the original message of hate. The letters can be mailed to CAIR-MA’s office (address below).
The fifth grade student, whom CAIR-MA is keeping anonymous due to safety concerns, received a series of threatening and Islamophobic letters in her school locker, stating “You’re a terrorist,” and “I will kill you.” School and police officials are investigating the activity, and CAIR-Massachusetts is representing the family and encourages anyone with information about the crime to contact the Framingham police department (508-872-1212).
To counteract the hateful message, CAIR-Massachusetts is asking that interfaith allies and people of conscience write supportive letters to the student and her family. They can be mailed to the CAIR-Massachusetts office at the address below, and will be delivered directly to the family.
123 South Street, Suite 3
Boston, MA 02111
“No child deserves to feel afraid at school because of their faith,” said CAIR-MA’s Director of Community Advocacy and Education, Sumaiya Zama. “Bigotry against any group of people, whether Muslim, Jewish, Latino, or African American, is a threat against all. Sadly, we receive these kinds of calls every week.”
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-MA’s Director of Community Advocacy and Education, Sumaiya Zama, firstname.lastname@example.org, 857-327-8923