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CAIR-Kentucky Calls for Apprehension of Racist Vandals

(LEXINGTON, KY, 10/1/17)  -- The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling for law enforcement authorities to apprehend those responsible for acts of racist vandalism near Morehead State University in Rowan County.

 

According to WLEX-TV, police are calling racial slurs painted on four homes, a boat, a car and a truck as a hate crime.  Police also came across a pile of burning tires.  

 

Police Investigating Vandalism as Hate Crime

http://www.lex18.com/story/36492924/police-investigating-vandalism-as-hate-crime

 

“CAIR-Kentucky defends the right of all people living in our state to be safe from violence or vandalism based on prejudice or bias of any kind,” said CAIR-KY Chair Waheedah Muhammad.

 

The Washington-based civil rights organization said it has witnessed an unprecedented increase in hate incidents targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump.

 

CAIR asks community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report  

 

Because of the rise in hate incidents, CAIR recently launched an app to share critical "know your rights" information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents.

 

For a quick download of CAIR's civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app  

 

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

 

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CONTACT: CAIR-KY Chair Waheedah Muhammad, 859-296-0206, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Executive Director Omar Ghani, 859-379-8734, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR-KY Chapter to Hold Formal Launch Event

WHAT: On Friday, April 14, the newly-formed Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) will hold an official launch event featuring guest speaker Imam Dawud Walid, who is executive director of CAIR’s Michigan chapter. Walid will speak about “Facing the Challenges of Islamophobia.”

There is no charge for admission. Light refreshments will be served.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.

WHEN: Friday, April 14, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: Lexington Universal Academy, 4580 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY  40515

WEBSITEhttp://www.cairky.com

CONTACT: CAIR-Kentucky Executive Director Omar Ghani, 502-338-8578, CAIR-Kentucky Chair Waheeda Muhammad, 859-296-0206, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The launch of CAIR-Kentucky is part of an expansion of the national organization’s chapter network around the country.

 

View article at: CAIR National's Press Release

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