(CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, 11/15/16) â€“ The Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR-Iowa), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the FBI to investigate a hate note left outside the home of a Sudanese-American family in that state.
Iowa City police are investigating the note, which read: “You can go home now, we don't want n—— and terrorists here, #trump.”
â€œBecause this is just the latest in a growing number of post-election hate incidents targeting American Muslims and other minority groups, we urge the FBI to add its resources to the investigation,â€ said CAIR-Iowa Executive Director Miriam Amer.
CAIR has noted a spike in incidents targeting American Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 presidential election and has called on President-elect Trump to speak out against Islamophobia.
Yesterday, the Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization said that newly-released FBI hate crime statistics showing a 67 percent jump in anti-Muslim incidents in 2015 should push the nationâ€™s leaders to repudiate growing Islamophobia.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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