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CAIR-DFW Welcomes Firing of Texas Assistant Attorney General Over Racist Tweets

(DALLAS, TX, 9/4/2020) – The Dallas/Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today welcomed the firing of Texas Assistant Attorney General Nick Moutos over dozens of racist, Islamophobic, anti-Black, and transphobic tweets on social media.    

Some of his tweets threatened Black Lives Matter protesters, called Islam a “virus” and trans people as an “abomination.”  

SEE: Assistant Texas attorney general loses job after report surfaces racist tweets  

https://www.caller.com/story/news/2020/09/04/assistant-texas-attorney-general-loses-job-after-racist-tweets/5716961002/

“We welcome the firing of Nick Moutos from the Attorney General’s office,” said CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed. “Any public official who espouses hate-filled, racist, and bigoted statements has no business in government and should be removed immediately. This firing is a good step and we hope government agencies will have a zero-tolerance policy for bigotry.”   

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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