(PITTSBURGH, PA,2/7/19) – The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh) today joined the NAACP Allegheny East Branch in calling for the resignation of a school board member who shared an anti-Muslim Facebook post.
Plum Borough School District Member Brian Wisniewski shared the post to his personal account that read: “Does it worry anybody that we have three devout Muslims in Congress who have unlimited access to our TOP SECRET GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS?” Wisniewski claims he shared the post by mistake.
SEE: NAACP Calls for Plum School Board Member's Resignation
“Anyone associated with such bigoted views should not be in a policy-making position impacting a diverse student population,” said CAIR-Pittsburgh Program Director Zohra Lasania.
Yesterday, CAIR condemned Islamophobic and racist social media posts posted on the public Twitter account of a Maryland police officer
SEE: CAIR Condemns Bigoted Posts by Baltimore County Police Officer, Calls for Apology, Diversity Training
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights 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.
CAIR 2018 Civil Rights Report: Targeted
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-Pittsburgh Program Director Zohra Lasania, 412-606-3601, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com