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CAIR-Pittsburgh Welcomes Sentencing for Racist Attack

(PITTSBURGH, PA, 1/10/20) – The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the sentencing of James Kryl to state prison for a racist attack.

Kryl was found guilty of beating Paul Morris in a racially-charged July 2018 attack. He was convicted of conspiracy, simple assault, and ethnic intimidation.

SEE: Man sentenced to state prison in racist attack

“We welcome the fact that this individual will be held accountable for such hateful actions,” said CAIR-Pittsburgh Executive Director Christine Mohamed. “As a community, we need to band together to ensure justice and peace for all our brothers and sisters in humanity.”

Mohamed noted that 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.

SEE: CAIR Calls for Probe of KKK Hate Materials Distributed in Illinois

CAIR Condemns White Supremacist Fire-Bombing in Delaware, Racist Road Rage in Utah, Distribution of KKK Materials in Indiana 

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.


CONTACT: CAIR-Pittsburgh Executive Director Christine Mohamed,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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