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CAIR-NY Decries Racist Hate Crime Targeting Asian-American Father in Manhattan

(NEW YORK, NY, 4/20/2021) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today decried the alleged racist hate crime on Saturday targeting an Asian-American father in Manhattan.

The Asian-American man pulled his car over to the side of the road to help his sick son, when another driver reportedly assaulted him with a punch through the car window and yelled racist slurs. The assailant left in a gray Acura, and the victim has reported the assault to the NYPD.

SEE: Asian dad slugged in apparent Lower Manhattan hate crime

In a statement, CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher said:

“CAIR-NY condemns this hate crime attack and the spike of anti-Asian hate crimes within New York City and nationwide. Asian-Americans should never feel threatened in the streets, let alone while they are caring for their children. This incident has reverberated throughout New York and has impacted many communities.

“Last weekend’s assault was just the latest in the exponential rise in violence against Asian-Americans that this country has witnessed in the past few months. We continue to send our thoughts and prayers to those affected and stand in solidarity with their communities.” 

CAIR-NY’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 

La misión de CAIR-NY es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos. 


CONTACT: CAIR-NY Legal Director Ahmed Mohamed, Esq.,; 646-481-2103; CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher;; 917-669-4006

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