(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/16/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the resignation of a Baton Rouge La., police (BRPD) sergeant for allegedly making racist posts and other offensive comments on a website.
Sergeant Chris Kuhn was placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation by the Baton Rouge Police Department. BRPD Chief Murphy Paul said about Kuhn: “On Monday, September 21, 2020, the Baton Rouge Police Department received a complaint alleging that BRPD Sergeant Christopher Kuhn used a fictitious account to post racist, sexist, insulting and other offensive and insensitive language on a website.”
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“We welcome the fact that an officer who has allegedly expressed such racist beliefs will no longer have authority to impose those bigoted beliefs on any members of a diverse local community,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
He said the American Muslim community and CAIR are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.
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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.