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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-DFW Welcomes Firing of Texas Assistant Attorney General Over Racist Tweets

(DALLAS, TX, 9/4/2020) – The Dallas/Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today welcomed the firing of Texas Assistant Attorney General Nick Moutos over dozens of racist, Islamophobic, anti-Black, and transphobic tweets on social media.     Some of his tweets threatened Black Lives Matter protesters, called Islam a “virus” and trans people as an “abomination.”   SEE: Assistant Texas attorney general loses job after report surfaces racist tweets   https://www.caller.com/story/news/2020/09/04/assistant-texas-attorney-general-loses-job-after-racist-tweets/5716961002/ “We welcome the firing of Nick Moutos

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-New York Statement on Police Killing of Daniel Prude

(NEW YORK, NY, 9/4/20) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today issued a statement on the police killing of Daniel Prude.   On September 2, the Rochester Police Department released body camera footage of a March incident where police killed Daniel Prude, a Black man, during the course of an arrest. Prude died of asphyxiation after officers placed a cover over Mr. Prude’s head and pinned him to the ground while

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Welcomes Hate Crime Charges for Threats Targeting Delaware Black First Responders, Condemns Racist Graffiti in Wisconsin, Nevada

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/4/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed hate crime charges for threats targeting Black first responders in Delaware and condemned racist graffiti in Madison Wis., and Las Vegas, Nev.   CAIR welcomed hate crime charges brought against a white firefighter for sending threatening messages to Black first responders in Delaware. The racist meme was of a white male holding a shotgun. The phrase “Black Lives Matter” was

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Marjorie Greene’s Apparent Death Threat Against ‘Squad’ Congresswomen, Urges Capitol Police to Investigate

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/4/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned Georgia Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene’s apparent death threat posted Thursday on Facebook against members of the “Squad,” which includes Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).  SEE: Trump-Backed QAnon Candidate Posts Meme Showing Off Gun And Urging ‘Going On The Offense’ Against AOC, The Squad GOP candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene posts

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Asks Feds to Probe Deadly Shooting of Black Man in Louisiana by Alleged ‘Confederate Sympathizer’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/4/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined the call for federal authorities to investigate the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man in Louisiana by an alleged “Confederate sympathizer.”  Danny Buckley, 61, was allegedly shot to death by Jace Boyd, 24, following a verbal altercation. Boyd was charged with second-degree murder and later released on bond. The attorneys of the victim’s family claim Boyd removed

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Joins Call for Removal of Confederate Statue from Hometown of ‘Black Panther’ Actor Chadwick Boseman

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/4/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined the nationwide call to remove a Confederate statue from the South Carolina hometown of “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman, who died recently after a battle with cancer.  CAIR said thousands of people have signed petitions asking officials in Anderson, S.C., to relocate the Confederate statue and to put up a public memorial honoring the actor.  SEE: Thousands Petition for

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