(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/9/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned racist vandalism of an Asian food truck in Layton City, Utah.
The World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck was spray-painted with anti-Asian racial slurs over the weekend. Layton Police are treating the vandalism as a possible hate crime and have not identified any suspects in the case.
SEE: Police seek info after Asian food truck damaged with racist graffiti
Northern Utah food truck vandalized
“We condemn this hateful attack on the Asian-American community in Utah, and we call on elected officials and community leaders in the state and across the country to speak out against the growing bigotry and racism targeting Asian and Pacific Islander communities,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “Our leaders must work to protect all communities from racist intimidation and violence.”
He noted that CAIR condemned threats sent to Asian-Americans in Utah in March.
SEE: CAIR Condemns Threats Sent to Utah Asian-Americans
CAIR has repeatedly spoken out against anti-Asian hate crime attacks that have taken place across the nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy and all other forms of bigotry.
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.