March 24, 2021, 1:40 p.m. ET
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The Georgia Chapter (CAIR-Georgia) and the National Bureau of the American-Islamic Relations Council (CAIR) today expressed strong solidarity with the Asian-American community following mass shootings at three different U.S. companies Atlanta The area took the lives of eight people. At least six of the victims are said to be Asians, and seven of the eight victims are women.
In a statement, CAIR also called for a full investigation into the hate crime shootout that has taken place since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, amid the rise in bias crimes against Americans from Asia.
CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber | said in a statement today:
“The Muslim community in Georgia mourns the senseless death of our Asian-American sisters and brothers. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and the entire Asian-American community inside and outside Georgia.
“While we still need to learn more about how and why these attacks took place, hatred and hostility towards color communities, especially women and the elderly, is not new. CAIR-Georgia will and will continue to provide all help and support right now to do.” stand against hatred and bigotry in all their ugly forms. “
In a statement, Legal and Political Director of CAIR-Georgia, Murtaza Khwaja said:
“The hatred of the Asian-American community was and is being fueled by the burning tenor of the racist rhetoric of some elected officials.China In the xenophobic immigration policies of yesterday and today, women, low-income families, and people of color continue to be the main victims. Yesterday’s tragedy must be investigated for a hate crime. ”
Over the past year, CAIR has repeatedly spoken out against attacks against Asian hate crimes that took place across the country as part of the COVID-19 pandemic.
in the March 2020CAIR condemned Trump’s use of the racist dog whistle “Chinese Virus” and CAIR CEO Roula Allouch wrote the comment “Asian-Americans deserve our solidarity, not bigotry”.
In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
“We condemn these horrific shootings in the strongest possible terms and express our unwavering solidarity with our Asian-American neighbors, who have been repeatedly hit by hateful attacks in recent months and years. It is long gone that all officials became aware of hideous racism and irrationalism Bigotry places is spreading like wildfire in our nation. “
The American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those who act against black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy and all other forms of bigotry.
CAIR-Georgia is part of the largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization in America. Its mission is to improve understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil liberties, improve understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower Muslims in the United States.
CONTACT: chief Executive Officer Abdullah Jaber |678-631-9697, [email protected];; Azka Mahmood, Director of Communications and Public Relations, 678-653-5822, [email protected] CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper202-744-7726, [email protected]
CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com
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