CAIR-Minnesota to Call for Hate Crime Probe of Attack on Muslim DoorDash Driver

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 11/7/19) – Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) will hold a news conference to call for a hate crime investigation of an alleged bias-motivated attack in the early hours of Sunday October 27 in Excelsior, Minn., targeting a Muslim DoorDash driver.

The driver was allegedly hit repeatedly by a customer shouting “go back to your country” and other Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist slurs. A bystander who witnessed the incident reportedly came to the aid of the victim before law enforcement arrived. The alleged attacker was arrested near the scene of the assault and victim sought medical treatment.

WHAT: CAIR-Minnesota to Call for Hate Crime Probe of Attack on Muslim DoorDash Driver

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: CAIR- Minnesota Office, 2511 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406

CONTACT: CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

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https://www.cair.com/cair_condemns_anti_semitic_white_supremacist_anti_immigrant_incidents_in_colorado_tennessee_wisconsin

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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.

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CONTACT: CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360, jhussein@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, aajeen@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 


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