CAIR-Kansas to Call for Hate Crime Probe of Wichita Attack on Muslim, Hispanic Men by Assailant Shouting ‘Trump, Trump, Trump’
Muslim civil rights group urges Donald Trump to repudiate alleged attack apparently committed by one of his supporters
(KANSAS CITY, KS, 4/13/16) – On Monday, March 14, the Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas) will hold a noon news conference on the campus of Wichita State University to call on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an allegedly bias-motivated attack on a Muslim and a Hispanic man by an assailant reportedly shouting “Trump, Trump, Trump.”
A Muslim student at Wichita State University reported to CAIR-Kansas that the alleged attacker punched, pushed and kicked the two men while shouting racial abuse such as “n**ger” and “brown trash.” The attacker, a white man in his 20s or 30s, also reportedly shouted his support for leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. According to the Muslim student, the attacker shouted “Trump will win,” “We will make America great again” along with “Trump, Trump, Trump.”
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“To quote CAIR’s National Executive Director Nihad Awad – One day let alone fourteen years is too long for the U.S. to imprison one hundred men at Guantanamo without charge or trial. For seven years the president has promised to close this prison – a blemish on our nation's commitment to the rule of law – yet the situation has not improved. We are responsible for safeguarding the constitutional values which are meant to protect all Americans, persons who reside in the U.S., and those in our custody from the abuses of indefinite detention and lack of due process. We must shut down Guantanamo.”
Moreover, I would caution the president against the closure of GITMO being accomplished by creating a comparable facility with the same inadequate judicial processes inside the US. Justice delayed is justice denied, for both the U.S. and its prisoners,” said Robert S. McCaw, CAIR-National’s Government Affairs Manager at the January 11th Rally and Interfaith Service to Close Guantánamo.
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined leaders of New Jersey’s Muslim community, interfaith partners and public officials at a news conference in Jersey City, N.J., to condemn leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s false claim that Muslims in that state “celebrated” the 9/11 terror attacks. News conference participants also spoke out against rising Islamophobia in America, exacerbated by inaccurate and inflammatory statements by public figures like Trump, Ben Carson and others, which has led to in an unprecedented spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. News conference participants included CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad, CAIR-NJ Board Chair Nadia Kahf, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Jersey City Council President Rolando Navarro, and Jersey City Councilmen Michael Yun and Rich Boggiano.
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