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

MEDIA ADVISORY: 
 
CAIR-NY Horrified by Trump’s Incitement to Violence Against U.S. Muslims on Twitter
 
(New York, NY 11/29/2017) -- The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned 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
 
MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR will be available for interviews today in its office in Queens.
 
“These hateful an inflammatory messages are not only beneath the presidency, they are dangerous,” said CAIR-NY’s Legal Director, Albert Fox Cahn.  “New York saw a 560% increase in anti-Muslim harassment, discrimination, and hate crimes in 2016, and 2017 is on track to see even more.  All New Yorkers of conscience should condemn these bigoted videos and the anti-Muslim violence they will inevitably  inspire.”
 
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 is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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

– END –