Reunion Tower attack on a Muslim woman reflects the rise in hate crimes
(CNN) – Amazon has pulled more than a dozen products off its website after receiving complaints that the items are offensive to Muslims.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, asked the online retailer last week to remove the products, which included doormats, bath mats and other items imprinted with Islamic calligraphy, references to the Prophet Muhammad and scripture. The products, which were being sold by independent merchants on Amazon’s website, are deemed offensive because they “would be stepped-on or otherwise disrespected by customers,” CAIR said in a statement on Thursday.
(PITTSBURGH, PA, 12/17/18) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for an attack on a Muslim student high school who wears an Islamic headscarf, or hijab.
UPDATE: According to news reports, the server fabricated the incident and has now admitted his lie, apologized and is in the process of returning all donations sent to him. The Odessa American Online reports:
(DALLAS, TEXAS, 1/3/19) — The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today called for a hate crime investigation of an alleged bias-motivated attack on an Oklahoma Muslim mother and daughter at Dallas’ Reunion Tower on Sunday because they were wearing Islamic head scarves (hijabs).
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