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Islamophobia Video Report, Assaulting an
Elderly Muslim Woman in New York a Hate Crime
CAIR-NY Seeks Hate Crime Charges for Attack on Muslim Woman
Assailants allegedly beat woman they called ‘f**king terrorist’
(NEW YORK, NY, 7/9/11) --
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR-NY) today called on state and federal authorities to file hate
crime charges against two people who allegedly attacked a Muslim woman,
ripped off her religious attire and called her a “f**king terrorist.”
The 56-year-old woman says she was attacked Wednesday after asking
one of the two alleged assailants to stop taking her picture as she
walked down a New York City street. The alleged attackers were charged
with assault. Hate crime charges are being investigated.
Muslim Gal Assaulted in Harlem (NY Post)
“An American of any faith or ethnicity should be able to walk down the
street without fear of bias-motivated harassment or attack,” said
CAIR-NY Civil Rights Manager Cyrus McGoldrick. “We urge New York law
enforcement authorities and the FBI to bring appropriate hate crime
charges in this troubling case.”
He said CAIR-NY recently
welcomed the filing of hate crime charges against a Brooklyn man who
allegedly shouted "F****ing Arabs! F****ing terrorists!" as he attacked
a Turkish man and his wife who live next door.
Hate Crime Charges in Attack on Turkish Couple
McGoldrick added that CAIR and the University of California, Berkeley's
Center for Race and Gender recently released a report that documents
growing Islamophobia in the United States.
Conference Announcing Release of Islamophobia Report
Video: CAIR Billboards
Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is urging
members of the Muslim community to review security procedures using
advice contained in its "Muslim Community Safety Kit."
Muslim Community Safety Kit
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.
CAIR-NY Civil Rights Manager Cyrus McGoldrick, 203-206-6883, E-Mail:
National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail:
Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171,
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