(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 a series of social media posts indicating that he is a “Confederate sympathizer.”
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“We urge local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to treat this case with the seriousness it deserves and to investigate whether racial bias played a part in the shooting,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
Yesterday, CAIR condemned the hanging of a Confederate flag near a Black-owned business in Tennessee and racist graffiti targeting an Iowa family’s home.
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Washington, D.C.-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.
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CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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.