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CAIR-CT Welcomes Ticketing of Suspect Involved in Anti-Muslim Hate Incident

(HARTFORD, CT, 11/20/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations Connecticut (CAIR-CT) today welcomed police action against a 49-year-old woman who allegedly used racial slurs and threats targeting a Muslim woman wearing Islamic head scarf (hijab).

Police say the woman was issued a ticket for creating a public disturbance during the incident inside a Macy’s store just on Monday.

Video: CAIR-CT Responds to Hate Incident Targeting Muslim Women

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“We welcome the citation of the woman for disturbing the peace and urge consideration of further charges based on the alleged bias motive for this individual’s bigoted actions,” said CAIR CT Executive Director Tark Richard Aouadi.

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.

SEE: CAIR, ACLU Condemn Distribution of Racist, Anti-Semitic Messages in West Virginia Community

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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.  


CONTACT: Tark Richard Aouadi Executive Director CAIR CT, 860-341-2247, or CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770,; or CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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