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CAIR Welcomes Removal of Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Attorney After Anti-Muslim Posts

WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/12/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the removal a staff attorney for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility (BPR) after allegations that he posted anti-Muslim messages online. [NOTE: BPR is an ethics watchdog for that state’s attorneys.] 

In a court filing, the BPR said Jerry Morgan was “no longer employed” as a disciplinary counsel. According to the filing, Morgan reportedly tweeted praise of Donald Trump for “stopping Muslims” and “talking big against Muslims.” An attorney in the case referred to Morgan’s “apparent termination.” 

SEE: Tennessee legal watchdog out after lawyer accused him of being an ‘anti-Muslim bigot’ 

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2020/12/11/tennessee-legal-watchdog-accused-being-anti-muslim-bigot-out/6514262002/

On Thursday, CAIR called for independent investigation of the attorney’s alleged anti-Muslim posts.  

SEE: CAIR Calls for Probe of Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility Attorney’s Alleged Anti-Muslim Posts 

“We welcome this development involving the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility as a sign that bigotry and bias will not be tolerated or excused,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.  

Last month, CAIR called on Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton to rescind his appointment of anti-Muslim activist Laurie Cardoza-Moore to the Tennessee State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission.  

SEE: CAIR Calls on Tennessee House Speaker to Rescind Appointment of Anti-Muslim Activist to Textbook Commission  

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com   

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