(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/28/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today condemns a racist COVID-19 note left on an Asian-American couple’s door in Woodbury.
The couple found an anonymous letter taped to their door reading, “We’re watching you [expletives]. take the chinese virus back to china. We don’t want you … infecting us with your diseases!!!!!!!!!!” The note was signed, “your friendly neighbors.”
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CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Husseinsaid in a statement:
“The Minnesota Department of Human Rights says it has seen an increase in bias incidents targeting Asian-Americans. We condemn these racist attempts to target members of the Asian and Asian-American community across the nation.”
Just this week, CAIR condemned attacks targeting members of the Asian American community in New York and Wisconsin.
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In past weeks, CAIR condemned several anti-Asian coronavirus-related hate incidents.
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.
CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org