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.
"Sadly, these incidents have become all too common in Minnesota. We urge local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the apparent bias motive for this vandalism and for elected leaders to denounce hateful rhetoric fueling hate in our state and nation,” said CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. Hussein added that he appreciates the quick response from the Minneapolis Police Department. Anyone-who has any information can contact the Minneapolis Police Department.
He added 2019 was a record year for incidents targeting Mosques and Muslim business in Minnesota.
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The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization 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. It has repeatedly condemned Trump's racist, white supremacist, Islamophobic, xenophobic, and anti-immigrant rhetoric, appointments and policies.
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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. END