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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Florida Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Neo-Nazi Vandalism Targeting Guatemalan-Maya Center in Lake Worth Beach, Fla.

(TAMPA, FL, 3/27/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the neo-Nazi vandalism targeting the Guatemalan-Maya Center in Lake Worth Beach, Fla. Media reports highlighted hate graffiti painted at the entrance of the Guatemalan-Maya Center. A swastika painting was followed with “Voting won’t stop us this time”. An additional graffiti “God Bless America”

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Seeks Hate Crime Charge for Alleged Assault on ‘Middle Eastern’ Man in Utah

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/26/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for hate crime charges to be brought against a suspect who allegedly assaulted a “Middle Eastern” man in Utah because he felt a “vibe” that the victim “was going to do an act of terrorism.” Scott Kenneth Alexander, 37, of Millcreek, was arrested on two counts of assault, drug possession and unlawful detention for the alleged

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TONIGHT: CAIR to Launch ‘Daily Dose’ COVID-19 Conversations Facebook Live Program with Updates from U.S. Hot Spots

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/26/20) – This evening, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will launch its live 30-minute “Daily Dose: COVID Conversations with CAIR” at 8 p.m. (ET) on Facebook. Daily Dose: COVID Conversations with CAIR GO TO: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational Tonight’s program will feature community updates from representatives of CAIR chapters in California, Washington state and New York City, the major COVID-19 pandemic hot spots in the United States. The program will also

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Georgia Welcomes Home Students Who Were Trapped in Peru

Muslim civil rights group thanks those who ensured their safe return to state (ATLANTA, GA, 3/26/2020) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomed home 15 Georgia students who were previously trapped in Peru under martial law. After eight days of appeals to the United States government, local representatives, the media, and the public, the students boarded a chartered flight Wednesday that delivered them to the Miami International Airport that night.

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CAIR Calls for Disciplinary Action Against Anti-Asian Campus Vandals in Wisconsin

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/26/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for disciplinary action against any student responsible for anti-Asian vandalism on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The university has reported an increase in racism targeting Asians and Asian-Americans on campus related to the Coronavirus pandemic. In one incident, racist chalk messages were written on a campus sidewalk reading, “IT’S FROM CHINA #CHINESEVIRUS,” and “(Expletive) THE CHINESE

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CAIR-LA Partners with AST Sportswear to Donate Non-Surgical Masks to Vulnerable Southern Californians

(LOS ANGELES, CA – 3/26/2020) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced it has partnered with AST Sportswear to donate non-surgical grade cotton masks to vulnerable people throughout Southern California during the COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership with AST Sportswear, the largest T-shirt manufacturer in the United States, is aimed at providing some protection for workers coming in contact with others, as well as the elderly and residents at places

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