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CAIR-Houston Joins African-American Community in Calling for Hate Crime Probe of Deadly Shooting of Child

(HOUSTON, TX, 1/4/2018) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined the African-American community in calling for a hate crime probe of the deadly shooting that resulted in the death of a child.

SEE: Fatal Shooting of 7-Year-Old Black Girl Outside Walmart Sparks Hate Crime Fears in Houston

On December 30, seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes was shot and killed in front of her three sisters and mother outside a Houston Walmart. Authorities are looking for a red pickup truck that was caught on camera and the suspect is described as a bearded slender white man in his 40s wearing a red hoodie. The Harris Country Sheriff’s Office released a sketch of the shooting suspect on Thursday.

The National Black United Front – Houston Chapter made a Call to Action January 2, 2018:

CALL TO ACTION: There will be a Justice for Jazmine Community Rally on January 5th at 12pm. Come bring support for Jazmine’s family, make a call for justice, and organize to find the shooter of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes.


WHAT: Community Rally, Justice for Jazmine
WHEN: January 5, 2019, Saturday at Noon.
WHERE: Walmart Parking Lot, 5655 East Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston, TX 77015


To support Jazmine’s family, you can donate by clicking the link:

#NBUFHouston #justice4jazmine #sayhername #call_to_action

Civil rights attorney and activists are demanding that the deadly attack be investigated as a hate crime.

“This heartbreaking and senseless shooting of an innocent girl must be investigated as a possible bias-motivated attack,” said CAIR-Houston Executive Director Arsalan Safiullah.

He noted an increase in bias-motivated attacks and hate crimes against minority communities since the election of Donald Trump as president.

Anyone with information is asked to Call 713-221-6000 or 713-222-TIPS.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Houston Communication Coordinator Sobia Siddiqui, 832-782-3141,; CAIR-Houston Civil Right’s Attorney Arsalan Safiullah, 713-366-6686,

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