(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/6/17) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate repeated “kill ”˜em all” vandalism targeting a Muslim business in New Mexico.
CAIR says the threatening message was spray-painted on the exterior of a soon-to-be-opened Donut Mart in Albuquerque, N.M. A vehicle associated with the business had reportedly been tagged with the same message three weeks ago.
“Apparently bias-motivated incidents like these acts of vandalism, which are unfortunately occurring on almost a daily basis in recent months, should be investigated as possible hate crimes,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
Yesterday, CAIR’s Oregon chapter called on law enforcement authorities in Portland to investigate a threatening message targeting Muslims.
Also yesterday, CAIR’s Washington state chapter condemned multiple instances of Islamophobic fliers and graffiti found on the Western Washington University campus in Bellingham, Wash.
CAIR said it has witnessed an unprecedented increase in hate incidents targeting members of minority groups since the election of Donald Trump.
The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report
CAIR recently launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.
For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org