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(Minneapolis, MN., 4/5/18) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Brad Anderson, former Best Buy CEO and current MPR and General Mills board member to resign from those posts due to his financial support for a hate group that produced anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim advertisements that targeted voters in swing states prior to the 2016 election.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2/2/18) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on law enforcement authorities in that state to investigate a possible threat to a Muslim mayoral candidate in Rochester, Minn.
Candidate Regina Mustafa reported that an individual self-identified as “Militia Movement” left a comment last night stating “EXECUTE all muslims [sic] in America” on one of her Google Plus postings from June of 2017.
Mustafa told CAIR she has reported the apparent threat to the Rochester Police Department. She believes the threatening comment was prompted by news of her mayoral candidacy.
“We urge state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate this implicit threat of violence targeting a member of a minority community seeking to take part in our nation’s political process,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein.
First and foremost, we remind our community members and supporters that this is one of many fights for social justice playing out in the federal government this week - while we are focused on the Muslim Ban, we are supportive of those who are advocating for DACA protections and those who are challenging the proposed tax plan.
Today’s developments have raised numerous concerns and questions, which we attempt to answer below. Please note that this information is subject to change based on the various legal challenges that may be advanced in court. The interpretations below can change quickly and we will update you should that happen.