(AUSTIN, TX, 3/19/2021) – The Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) today condemned Congressman Chip Roy’s comments in a Congressional hearing on hate toward the Asian American community and the recent massacre that happened in Atlanta.
Congressman Chip Roy’s comments:
“The victims of race-based violence deserve justice. I would also suggest that victims of rioting and looting in the streets last week, businesses closed burn, I’m sorry, last summer, deserve justice. We believe in justice, right?
“You know, we take justice very seriously. And we ought to do that. Round up the bad guys. There’s an old saying in Texas about ‘find all the rope in Texas and get a tall oak tree.”
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In a statement, CAIR-Austin Government Affairs Manager William White said:
“The Congressman’s comments encouraging lynching that were made yesterday are disgusting and absurd.”
“Congressman Roy, while only mentioning the Atlanta massacre for one moment, then makes am bizarre turn from the topic at hand and includes subjects that have nothing to do with anti-Asian hate or hate toward women. He instead decides it is appropriate to rant on about Chinese government and advocate for lynching, which only encourages hate and bigotry toward the Asian-American community.”
CAIR’s 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.
CAIR-Texas Government Affairs Manager William White, 512-785-7105, firstname.lastname@example.org