(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/8/21) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today condemned racist vandalism targeting the Hmong Cultural Center Museum with white supremacist language and called on law enforcement to investigate the vandalism as a hate crime.
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CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein said in a statement:
“Anti-Asian hate is on the rise and this latest attack targeting the Hmong Museum should be condemn in the strongest terms.
“We call on local, state and national law enforcement authorities to treat this incident as a hate crime and for elected officials to condemn it and work to pass hate crime legislation that has been outlined by many civil rights organizations.”
He said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Asian and anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.
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 Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com