CAIR-Missouri Horrified by Trump’s Incitement to Violence Against U.S. Muslims on Twitter

CAIR MISSOURIMEDIA ADVISORY: 

CAIR-Missouri Horrified by Trump’s Incitement to Violence Against U.S. Muslims on Twitter

(SAINT LOUIS, MO, 11/29/2017) -- The Missouri Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MO), a chapter of the largest civil rights and advocacy organization for Muslims in America, today express horror at what it called President Trump’s “incitement to violence against American Muslims” after he retweeted Islamophobic videos from an anti-Muslim British political leader who has been charged in the United Kingdom with “religious aggravated harassment.”

SEE: Trump Shares Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Videos

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/us/politics/trump-anti-muslim-videos-jayda-fransen.html

Trump Retweets Anti-Muslim Videos

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/29/politics/donald-trump-retweet-jayda-fransen/index.html

In a statement, CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed said:

“President Trump is sending a clear message to his base and 44 million twitter followers that they should hate Islam and Muslims. This incitement is common on anti-Muslim hate sites but to see this content on the Twitter feed of the President horrifies me to my core. All Americans should express their outrage and horror regardless of their political or religious beliefs.”

CAIR has witnessed an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

SEE: CAIR Report Shows 2017 on Track to Becoming One of Worst Years Ever for Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14476-cair-report-shows-2017-on-track-to-becoming-one-of-worst-years-ever-for-anti-muslim-hate-crimes.html

CAIR Says New FBI Hate Crimes Report Shows Need to Stand Up to Increasing Bigotry

https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14780-cair-says-new-fbi-hate-crimes-report-shows-need-to-stand-up-to-increasing-bigotry.html

CAIR-Missouri urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-Missouri’s Civil Rights Department at 636-207-8882 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair-mo.org/civil-rights/file-a-complaint.html

CAIR recently launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

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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