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CAIR-DFW Welcomes Termination of Police Officer for Racist Facebook Posts

(DALLAS/FORT-WORTH, TEXAS, 10/2/20) – The Dallas Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW), a chapter of the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed termination of a Fort-Worth Police officer over a racist Facebook post against African-Americans.    

SEE: Fort Worth Officer Terminated After Posting Racist Meme on Facebook    

This is a positive step by law enforcement to build community trust,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-DFW. “People who hold these racist views have no business serving as police officers. We hope that all officers will be held to similar standards.”    

In 2019 CAIR-DFW condemned Islamophobic and racist Facebook posts by officers at the Dallas Police Department. A probe was launched, and four police officers were placed on administrative lead and 20 were put under internal investigations. 170 DPD officers were behind hateful and violent posts on social media.    


SEE: CAIR Welcomes Dallas Police Probe of Officers’ Islamophobic, Racist Facebook Posts   

Washington, D.C.-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.         

SEE: CAIR Condemns Trump’s New White Supremacist and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric, Slashing of Refugee Admissions  

Video: CAIR Director Nihad Awad Speaks at Unveiling of Black Lives Matter Banner      

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its 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: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed, Executive Director (469)290-2909, faizan@cairdfw.org  

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