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CAIR-NY Condemns Noose Hanging at Workplace in Long Island

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 4/27/2021) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned a noose hanging incident at Cooper Power and Lighting Corp in Long Island.

On April 20, Kyrin Taylor, a Black electrical worker at Cooper Power and Lighting Corp, found a noose hanging in his workplace. Taylor claims that two white co-workers put the noose there.  Taylor called the Suffolk County Police who are investigating it as a bias incident. Taylor claims to be the only Black employee and alleged a history of harassment in the workplace.  Taylor is represented by local civil rights attorney Frederick Brewington.

SEE: Black Electrical Worker Kyrin Taylor Says He Found Noose in His Workspace

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

“CAIR-NY condemns this apparent racist harassment targeting Mr. Taylor and the Black community. It is deeply troubling that this incident could take place in a workplace in 2021. A noose is symbol of racial violence, hate and intimidation and has no place in our society. The Suffolk County Police must conduct a swift investigation and perpetrators must be held accountable for engaging in this abhorrent conduct.”

CAIR-New York is a chapter of 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.

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CONTACT: Ahmed Mohamed, CAIR-NY Legal Director, 646-481-2103, ahmedmohamed@cair.com; Afaf Nasher, CAIR-NY Executive Director; anasher@cair.com; 917-669-4006 

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