Press Releases

CAIR-Missouri to Attend St. Peters Board of Aldermen Meeting to Express Concerns Over Gun Store That Glorified New Zealand Terror Attacks

(ST. LOUIS, MO, 3/28/19) – Later today, the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri), along with other concerned community members, will attend the St. Peters Board of Alderman meeting in St. Peters, Mo., to express their concerns over the gun store Tactical Sh*t’s glorification of the recent massacre of Muslim worshipers in New Zealand.

After the tragic terror attacks in New Zealand at two Islamic centers that ended the lives of 51 people, Tactical Sh*t posted a poll on social media asking their followers whether the shooting was “tragic” or “f**king great.” Fifteen percent of respondents said it was great.

WHAT: St. Peters Board of Alderman Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 6:30 P.M.

WHERE: St. Peters Justice Center, 1020 Grand Teton Dr, St. Peters MO, 63376

CONTACT: CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-403-3626, faizan@cair-mo.org

SEE: CAIR-Missouri Condemns Gun Store for Celebrating the Mass Murder of 50 Muslims in New Zealand

https://www.cair.com/cair_missouri_condemns_gun_store_for_celebrating_the_mass_murder_of_50_muslims_in_new_zealand

“We believe that this is an important opportunity for the St. Peters’ Board of Alderman to unequivocally reject Islamophobia and hate of all kinds and take appropriate actions against this gun store,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-Missouri. “After this incident, Muslims living in St. Peters reached out to me expressing concerns for their safety and questioning whether they should move out of that community.”

Syed will offer the invocation for the meeting.

CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president and has repeatedly expressed concern about Islamophobic, white supremacist and racist Trump administration policies and appointments.

The Washington-based civil rights organization is urging mosques and other Islamic institutions to take measures outlined in its “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety” booklet. The advice in CAIR’s security publication is applicable to all institutions, regardless of organizational mission.

The booklet may be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/BestSafetyPractices

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. 

END

CONTACT: CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-403-3626, faizan@cair-mo.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter