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CAIR Condemns Racist Incidents Targeting Hmong Asian-Americans in Wisconsin

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/25/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned attacks targeting Wisconsin’s Hmong community.

[NOTE: The Hmong are an ethnic group from Southern China, Vietnam and Laos.]

Alderperson Mary Thao spoke to the Wausau Police chief about claims of racist “attacks” over the weekend. Specifics of the incidents could not be provided because the incidents had not been reported directly to the police department.

SEE: Racist Incidents Alleged in Wausau

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said:

“We condemn these alleged attacks and strongly urge anyone who has been targeted in a bias-motivated incident to report it to local law enforcement authorities and civil rights groups like CAIR so that minority communities may receive the protections they deserve.”

In past weeks, CAIR condemned several anti-Asian coronavirus-related hate incidents.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Colorado ‘Thanks China’ Sign Featuring Possible Neo-Nazi Reference

CAIR-NY Condemns Another Anti-Asian Coronavirus-Related Hate Crime

CAIR Calls on New Mexico Officials to Repudiate Racist Vandalism Targeting Asian-American Restaurant

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com

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