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CAIR-Missouri Expresses Solidarity with Asian-American, Black Communities after Noose Hung in Asian-American Woman’s Yard in St. Louis 

(ST LOUIS, MO – 8/13/2021) – The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri) today expressed solidarity with the Asian-American and Black communities after a noose was discovered hanging in the yard of an Asian-American woman in St. Louis. 

The woman received a call from a contractor she hired, who was Black, informing her that he had discovered a noose hanging from a tree in her backyard. The woman immediately contacted St. Louis police to report the incident, and a department spokesperson said an investigation is being conducted. She said she doesn’t know whether the noose was targeted at her or at her contractor.  

Alderman Dan Guenther of St. Louis’ 9th ward said he is working closely with law enforcement to find the perpetrator and urged the community to come together to denounce racism.  

SEE: St. Louisan Calls For Anti-Racist Action After Noose Is Found Hanging From Her Tree

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/race-identity-faith/2021-08-13/st-louisan-calls-for-anti-racist-action-after-noose-is-found-hanging-from-her-tree

In a statement, CAIR-Missouri Board Chair Yasir Ali said: 

“This apparent act of hate shows the need for further action to combat racism, bigotry and xenophobia. We condemn all acts of racist intimidation and express our solidarity with the Asian-American and Black communities. All Americans must come together to challenge the rising tide of white supremacy and racist hate.” 

Ali said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.    

SEE: CAIR-LA Condemns Anti-AAPI Rhetoric Targeting Orange County Board of Supervisor Andrew Do  

CAIR Welcomes Hate Crime Charges for Anti-Asian Attack on Family in D.C.  

CAIR Condemns Apparent Lawn Cross Burning Incident in N. Virginia  

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CONTACT: CAIR-Missouri Board Chair Yasir Ali, Yali@cair.com, 314-722-6116; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com  

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