(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/3/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the resignation of a Denton, N.C., reserve police officer following an investigation of a racist message he posted on social media.
On May 31, reserve police officer Edwin Brian Grubb allegedly posted a photo of a noose in response to a news story about property damage during Greensboro anti-racism protests. After receiving a report of the post, the Denton police and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office investigated, and Grubb resigned. The Town of Denton and the Denton Police Department condemned the Facebook post.
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In a statement, CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen:
“Not only was the post racist, but it was also a reminder of a time in America’s history when the murder of black people went unpunished. This resignation is a step in the right direction to remove law enforcement officers who hold biased views that inevitably result in injustice and discrimination.”
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Ajeen added that the Washington-based civil rights organization recently condemned numerous incidents of police brutality that have occurred during nationwide protests sparked by George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis, Minn.
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She noted that 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 and since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CAIR recently launched an online information portal offering vital information on the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on American Muslims and the entire society.
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Every day (M-F), CAIR hosts a live 30-minute “Daily Dose: COVID Conversations with CAIR” at 3 p.m. (ET) on Facebook featuring spiritual leaders, health care professionals, counselors, experts, community advocates, and CAIR leaders from around the country.
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 Government Affairs Department Director Robert S. McCaw, 202-742-6448, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aAjeen@cair.com