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CAIR-FL: Racist Slurs Used During Attack on Muslim Woman

RACIST SLURS USED DURING ATTACK ON TAMPA MUSLIM WOMAN

(TAMPA, FL, 7/1/07) – On Sunday, July 1, the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Tampa) will hold a news conference to call on law enforcement authorities to bring hate crime charges against a man who allegedly used Islamophobic and racist slurs during an attack Saturday on a Tampa Muslim woman.

The Muslim woman, who is African-American and wears an Islamic headscarf, says she was assaulted by a man shouting slurs such as “go back to your country you f**king raghead.”

WHAT: CAIR News Conference About Hate Crime Against Muslim Woman
WHERE: Intersection of Morris Bridge Road and Davis Road (the site of the incident), Tampa, FL (Near Fowler and I-75)
WHEN: Sunday, July 1, 1 p.m.
CONTACT: CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Ahmed Bedier, 813-731-9506, E-Mail: abedier@cair.com

The victim and witnesses to the incident will be available at the news conference.

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 offices, chapters and affiliates nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 

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