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CAIR-Missouri Welcomes Firing of Two Officers Over Racist, Anti-Muslim Social Media Posts

(ST. LOUIS, MO, 12/10/2019)- The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the firing of St. Louis Metropolitan police officers over social media posts. 

Earlier this year, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department announced that they were looking into allegations of current and former officers having made racist, violent, bigoted, and anti-Muslim posts on Facebook.

SEE: 2 St. Louis police officers fired over social media posts, lawyer says

https://www.kmov.com/news/st-louis-police-officers-fired-over-social-media-posts-lawyer/article_f8281118-1aeb-11ea-a0ec-032bdd908686.html

“We welcome the disciplinary actions against these officers following their inappropriate posts on social media,” said CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Moji Sidiqi. “The dangers of racism are amplified when they come from authority figures who are in positions meant to protect citizens.”

The Washington-based civil rights organization 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-San Diego Welcomes Sentencing of Man Who Attacked Syrian Refugee Teen

https://www.cair.com/cair_san_diego_welcomes_sentencing_of_man_who_attacked_syrian_refugee_teen

CAIR-Colorado Calls for Disciplinary Action After Muslim MSU Denver Students Harassed While Praying

https://www.cair.com/cair_colorado_calls_for_disciplinary_action_after_muslim_msu_denver_students_harassed_while_praying

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Moji Sidiqi, 314-359-1254, mojda.sidiqi@cair-mo.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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