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Ibrahim Hooper

BREAKING: CAIR-MN Welcomes Guilty Verdict in Trial of Derek Chauvin

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 4/20/21) — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on all counts for the killing of George Floyd. MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-MN Will Join a Coalition News Conference After the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict is Announced In response to the verdict, CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein said: “We are encouraged by the jury’s decision to convict Derek Chauvin. It is by no means the end

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NY Decries Racist Hate Crime Targeting Asian-American Father in Manhattan

(NEW YORK, NY, 4/20/2021) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today decried the alleged racist hate crime on Saturday targeting an Asian-American father in Manhattan. The Asian-American man pulled his car over to the side of the road to help his sick son, when another driver reportedly assaulted him with a punch through the car window and yelled racist slurs. The assailant

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Racist Hate Attack on Black Man in Iowa

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/20/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an allegedly racially-motivated assault of a black man by two white males in Des Moines, Iowa. The assailants have since been charged with hate crimes. On April 17, the alleged assailants approached a black man in his car and reportedly attacked him while yelling racial slurs. The alleged victim suffered serious bruising and cuts. According to police,

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NY, Law Firm Win $175K Settlement Over Yonkers Discriminatory ‘Hijab Removal’ Policy

(NEW YORK, NY, 4/20/2021) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, and the law firm of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady Ward & Maazel LLP (ECBAWM), a leading civil rights firm, today announced a settlement that will end the Yonkers Police Department’s discriminatory “hijab removal” policy.  That policy forced arrestees to remove hijabs (Islamic head scarves) and other religious attire for mug

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