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CAIR-MI Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Anti-Asian Graffiti

(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 4/10/2020) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate recent anti-Asian graffiti in Shelby Township, Mich., as a possible hate crime.

Apparent anti-Asian graffiti stating “F— COVID” and “Asia” was found on a billboard at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township.

SEE: Corunavirus graffiti at park leaves Asian-American woman ‘scared, frustrated’ (Royal Oak Tribune)

https://www.dailytribune.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-graffiti-at-park-leaves-asian-american-woman-scared-frustrated/article_ded967ab-8336-5075-91de-e7abae023cbb.html

There has been a recent surge of anti-Asian hate incidents in recent weeks throughout the country.

SEE: CAIR-NY Condemns Acid Attack Targeting Asian-American Woman, Calls for Hate Probe

CAIR-Houston Condemns Racist Rant Against Owner of Asian Restaurant

“We ask law enforcement authorities to investigate this apparent act of anti-Asian graffiti as hate crime,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid. “Michigan’s Ethnic Intimidation statute was designed to deter such acts of hate that make minorities feel unsafe in their own communities.”

CAIR’s 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-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, dwalid@cair.com

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