(PORTLAND, OREGON, 11/4/18) – The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oregon) today said it has informed law enforcement a
uthorities about an apparent threat to “burn” CAIR offices posted on the Facebook page of the far-right Patriot Prayer group.
?” CAIR-Oregon has notified the Oregon State Police and the Portland Police Bureau about the threat.
SEE: Comment on Patriot Prayer Facebook Page
“Given all the recent hate attacks and threats targeting minority communities nationwide, it is incumbent on local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate this apparent call to violence against a civil rights organization,” said CAIR-Oregon Spokesperson Zakir Khan.
On Friday, CAIR-Oregon applauded the fundraising platform GivingFuel for permanently removing the fundraising page of Patriot Prayer from its website for committing multiple violations of its terms of usage, including advocating and celebrating violence. CAIR-Oregon had asked GivingFuel to take that action.
SEE: Patriot Prayer Fundraising Page Disappears After Campaign to Shut It Down
CAIR-Oregon: Donation Site Cuts Ties with Patriot Prayer, Ending Months-Long Campaign by Critics
Lat week, CAIR asked Muslim communities to implement increased security measures in the wake of recent hate incidents nationwide.
SEE: CAIR Asks Muslim Communities to Step Up Security Measures in Wake of Hate Incidents Nationwide
CAIR recently called for hate crime probes of vandalism targeting an Idaho mosque and a bomb threat phoned to a Nation of Islam mosque in North Carolina.
SEE: CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Bomb Threat Targeting North Carolina Nation of Islam Mosque
CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Halloween Vandalism Targeting Idaho Mosque
The Washington-based organization has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.
Preliminary data for 2018 indicate that there have been 927 hate incidents targeting American Muslims.
SEE: CAIR 2018 Civil Rights Report: Targeted
CAIR is urging mosques and other houses of worship and faith-based and advocacy organizations to take extra security precautions as outlined in its "Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety" booklet.
The advice in CAIR’s security publication is applicable to all institutions, regardless of organizational mission.
The booklet may be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/BestSafetyPractices
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-Oregon Spokesperson Zakir Khan, 626-502-8450, email@example.com