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CAIR-DFW, Coalition Partners to Call on the FBI to Probe Hate Letters Targeting Indian-American, Asian-American Families

(DALLAS, TX, 9/1/2020) – Later today, the Dallas Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic (CAIR-DFW) will join a coalition of other civil rights organizations and faith partners at a press conference to call on the FBI to investigate hate letters sent to Indian-American and Asian-American families in Irving, Texas.   

WHAT: Coalition to Call on FBI to Investigate Hate Letter  

WHERE: Virtual Press Conference on Facebook   

https://www.facebook.com/cairtx.dfw

WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 1 P.M.  (CT) 

CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed, (469)290-2909, faizan@cairdfw.org   

NOTE: Due to Covid-19 concerns, the press conference will be held digitally and be livestreamed online at the CAIR-DFW Facebook page. Members of the press who would like to be part of the press conference should email Director Faizan Syed at faizan@cairdfw.org.    

The letter threatens to “shoot mercilessly” immigrants of Chinese and Indian descent who work in the IT field. 

SEE: Death Threat Targeting Chinese and Indian IT Workers Investigated by Irving Police
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/crime/article245390460.html  

Racist hate mail threatens violence against immigrants, Irving police say

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2020/09/01/racist-hate-mail-threatens-violence-against-immigrants-irving-police-say/

“Today we call on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate these hate-filled and threatening letters that were sent to members of the Indian-American and Asian-American communities,” said CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed. “This attempt to intimidate and threaten members of ethnic communities has an ugly history in our nation and we must stand united against it.”  

He said local police are investigating the letters and asking anyone who has received them to preserve the letters and contact the Police Department ccunningham@cityofirving.org.  

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.  

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CONTACT: Faizan Syed Executive Director of CAIR-DFW, 469-290-2909, faizan@cairdfw.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com   

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