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TX: Rep. Jackson Lee Condemns Anti-Muslim Hate

 

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee today called upon local,
state and federal officials to condemn and work against violence against
Muslims after yet another attack against the Muslim community in Texas. On
Friday afternoon, a man allegedly threw two makeshift firebombs at the
Islamic Center of El Paso. The man was arrested after allegedly throwing
two bottles of gasoline at the Islamic Center. Fortunately, the bottles did
not ignite, and no one was injured. Congresswoman Jackson Lee stated
today, “It is sickening to me to witness yet another hate crime committed
against a peaceful community simply because of their faith. It is
imperative that law enforcement authorities in the state of Texas work in
conjunction with the FBI and together bring an end to this string of
religious-based violence”¦It is truly saddening to me that in this day and
era there are still hate crimes being committed, but this bigotry will not
deter our nation from treating people of all faiths with equality and
dignity. Whether in the state of Texas or anywhere else crimes against
Muslims or any other religious group have no place in America,” concluded
the Congresswoman.

NOTES OF APPRECIATION MAY BE SENT TO: Assad.Akhter@mail.house.gov
COPY TO: cair@cair-net.org

CONTACT: Assad Akhter, (202) 225-3816
http://www.jacksonlee.house.gov

 

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