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CAIR Welcomes Hate Crime Charges for Assault on Maryland Muslim Mother, Daughter

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/23/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed hate crime charges for an alleged assault on a Maryland Muslim mother and daughter.

Kerlina Aviles, 27, was charged with two hate crime counts on Tuesday and was later released on $5,000 bond. According to police records, Ailes sprayed a liquid on the Muslim women and yelled: “Get the hell out of the country you b—-a– Muslims!â€

Last week, CAIR called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the alleged assault as a hate crime.

SEE: CAIR Seeks Hate Crime Probe of Assault on Maryland Muslim Mother, Daughter

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CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry,, 410-971-6062; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-341-4171,

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