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CAIR-New York Condemns Hate Crime Targeting African-American Woman in Queens

(NEW YORK, N.Y. 9/16/2020) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a hate crime targeting an African-American woman in Queens, N.Y., on August 17. 

The alleged perpetrator, a white woman seen on witness video, reportedly assaulted a Black jogger in Queens. Video and reports show that the assailant threw a glass bottle at the unsuspecting jogger while yelling at her to “go back to Africa n****r.”  

SEE: Video shows NYC woman hurling glass bottle at Black jogger, police source says she yelled, ‘Go back to Africa n—-r!’ 

In a statement, CAIR-NY Legal Director Ahmed Mohamed stated: 

“We vehemently condemn this revolting action allegedly committed by this hateful individual and welcome the NYPD’s hate crime investigation into this incident. All New Yorkers deserve a safe, hate free city.” 

CAIR-NY and the American Muslim community stand in solidarity with those actively challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy. 

SEE: CAIR-NY Condemns Racist Incident and 911 Call in Central Park   

CAIR-NY is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.   

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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: Ahmed Mohamed, CAIR-NY Litigation Director, 646-481-2103, ahmedmohamed@cair.com; Afaf Nasher, Esq. Executive Director, CAIR-NY, 917-669-4006, anasher@cair.com 

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