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CAIR-NY, Activists and Street Vendors to Hold Press Conference Following Anti-Muslim Attack

(NEW YORK, NY, 7/18/18) – On Thursday, July 19, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), advocates and street vendors will hold a press conference responding to a recent hate attack on Hassane Elbaz.

On July 12, the alleged assailant reportedly snuck up behind Elbaz’s cart and attacked and injured both Elbaz and his colleague. The alleged attacker reportedly shouted “I’m going to f–k you up, terrorist m———-r! Arab, go back to your country!” The suspect fled before the NYPD arrived. According to media reports, the NYPD has not yet classified the assault as a hate crime.

SEE: CAIR-NY Condemns Assault on Muslim Street Vendor, Calls for Hate Crime Probe

WHAT: CAIR-NY, Activists and Street Vendors Hold a Press Conference Following Anti-Muslim Attack
WHO: CAIR-NY, The Street Vendor Project (a project of Urban Justice Center) and allies
WHEN: Thursday, July 19th at 11 AM
WHERE: Outside of 636 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Legal Director Albert Fox Cahn;; 571-766-6273

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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