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CAIR-Minnesota Condemns Racist COVID-19 Note Left On an Asian-American Couple's Door (MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/28/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today condemns a racist COVID-19 note left on an Asian-American couple's door in Woodbury.
The couple found an anonymous letter taped to their door reading, “We’re watching you [expletives]. take the chinese virus back to china. We don’t want you ... infecting us with your diseases!!!!!!!!!!” The note was signed, “your friendly neighbors.”
SEE: Asian-Americans in Minnesota face insults, hostility during virus outbreakhttps://www.startribune.com/local-asian-americans-face-insults-hostility/569178982/?refresh=trueRacist COVID-19 Note Left On Metro Couple's Doorhttps://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/4495884-racist-covid-19-note-left-on-metro-couples-door/
To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19,
CAIR-Minnesota Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism Targeting Mosque, Muslim Business
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/5/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible vandalism targeting Masjid Al Nur and a Muslim-owned business in Minneapolis. On Thursday morning, similar hate messages -- including "F**** Allah” -- were found spay-painted at each site.
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