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CAIR Calls on Prosecutors to Pursue Maximum Charges for Racist Death Threats Targeting Driver with Arabic Name

(CINCINNATI, OH, 7/31/2018) — The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) today called on the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office to aggressively pursue charges in a racist incident of ethnic intimidation and road rage targeting a driver with an Arabic name.

[MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR will hold a media availability on this issue with its director from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, at its office in Cincinnati (7357 E. Kemper Rd., Suite C, Cincinnati, OH 45249) CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, kdabdoub@cair.com]

Video: CAIR-Cincinnati Director Responds to Racist Attack on Driver with Arabic Name

In a statement reacting to the report of the charges, CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub said:

“The charges in this incident are very serious and unfortunately are very typical of hate incidents being perpetrated against American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim all across the country. CAIR has documented a serious increase in these types of crimes since the election of Donald Trump.”

CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

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Earlier this year, CAIR released its 2018 Civil Rights Report, “Targeted,” which showed a 17 percent increase in bias-motivated incidents against American Muslims from 2016 to 2017, and a 15 percent increase in the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes in that same time period.

CAIR 2018 Civil Rights Report: Targeted

Community members are being urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by going to: https://www.cair.com/report

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, kdabdoub@cair.com; CAIR-Cincinnati Staff Attorney Sana Hassan, 513-281-8200, shassan@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 

 

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