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CAIR-Houston Calls on Community Members to Report Hate Incidents After Muslim Woman Harassed Outside Kroger Store

(HOUSTON, TX, 2/28/19) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) is calling on members of the local community to report any bias incidents after a Muslim woman was verbally harassed as she exited a Kroger grocery store on Westheimer.

She was told to go “back to her country” by another customer. The victim, Mai Mohamed, was able to record the woman yelling at her and shared her story on Facebook after which CAIR-Houston was alerted of the incident. CAIR-Houston has been working with the family to complete police reports and continue follow-ups with Kroger. 

SEE: Stranger tells Muslim woman to ”˜get the f-k back’ to her country in hate-filled tirade: video

https://nypost.com/2019/02/26/stranger-tells-muslim-woman-to-get-the-f-k-back-to-her-country-in-bizarre-tirade-video/  

”˜Get the f— back to your country!’ Video captures racist rant outside Westchase Kroger store

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Racist-Kroger-Cashier-13642437.php

“What Mai Mohamed did was very brave. Despite being shaken by the verbal attack, she managed to record the incident, which has helped to provide clear evidence,” said CAIR-Houston Civil Rights Attorney Arsalan Safiullah.

CAIR-Houston urges the community to remain vigilant and report incidents of hate at: https://cairtexas.com/civil-rights/get-help/

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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-Houston Communications Coordinator Sobia Siddiqui, 832-782-3141, ssiddiqui@cair.com; CAIR-Houston Civil Rights Attorney Arsalan Safiullah, 713-366-6686, asafiullah@cair.com

 

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