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CAIR-Minnesota Condemns Racist Anti-Asian Vandalism Targeting Korean Man’s Car in Brooklyn Park 

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 1/12/22) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today condemned a racist anti-Asian hate message spray-painted on a Korean-American man’s car in Brooklyn Park, Minn. 

The man was reportedly dining at a local restaurant Thursday night when someone vandalized his car and smashed a window, stealing an estimated $7,000 worth of camera equipment. The perpetrator also wrote the words “China Virus” on the side of his white car. 

SEE: Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime in Brooklyn Park After Car Vandalized 

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2022/01/11/police-investigate-possible-hate-crime-in-brooklyn-park-after-car-vandalized/

“We condemn this latest alleged anti-Asian hate attack in our state and stand in solidarity with the Asian American community,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. “We demand that state leaders support bold reforms to count and combat hate in our state.”  

CAIR Minnesota is part of Communities Combating Hate coalition advocating for policy change to make Minnesota safe for all Minnesotans.  

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-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein,612-406-0070, jhussein@cair.com; CAIR-MN Deputy Director Mohamed Ibrahim 507-990-3473 

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