CAIR-MN Condemns Hate Vandalism Targeting Asian Family

cair logos minnesota(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2/13/17)  – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today condemned hate vandalism targeting an Asian-American family in that state. Vandals defaced the Oakdale, Minn., family’s garage with a crude anti-Asian slur. A car in the driveway was also vandalized.

SEE: Racist Graffiti Targets Asian Family in Oakdale

“The recent spike in bias-motivated incidents nationwide must be repudiated by all public officials and religious leaders,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. “Americans of all faiths and backgrounds should push back against rising bigotry and growing societal divisions.”

He said CAIR's national 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 Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim 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-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com


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