(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 5/27/21) – This morning, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will join community and faith leaders in condemning the city of Bloomington’s decision to fly the “thin blue line” flag – a symbol of white supremacy – over the Bloomington Civic Plaza.
WHEN: Thursday, May 27th at 11 AM
WHERE: 1800 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington, MN 55431
CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein,612-406-0070, email@example.com; CAIR-MN Community Advocacy Manager Zaynab Mohamed, 612-229-5585, Zmohamed@cair.com
Critics say the “thin blue line” flag represents bigotry, white supremacy and ideology that is exclusionary and dangerous to black and brown bodies across America.
CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein said: “Flying this flag over the Bloomington Civic Plaza is especially insensitive during the time marking the one-year murder of George Floyd at the hands and knees of law enforcement. The thin blue line flag is a representation of keeping the status quo of unjust policing in the state of Minnesota and faith leaders and community members condemn this act and call for accountability.”
CAIR-MN’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR-MN es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.