‘Being A Muslim Is Like Being Black Twice’: North Texan Faces Hate Towards His Race,…

When 9/11 happened, Carroll was at an airport waiting to catch a flight. He watched the television as smoke billowed from the Twin Towers, then a ball of flames erupted. Soon, there was talk of a bomb. He watched the screen, silently hoping that the attackers wouldn’t be Black or Muslim. “I tell people, being a Muslim is like being Black twice,” Carroll said. “Because you always say, ‘Oh my god, I hope he ain't Black.’ Now I say I hope he wasn't Black. And if he was, I hope he wasn’t Muslim.” When the attackers were identified as Muslim,…

Austin mosque finds pigs head mask and hateful message left outside on anniversary of 9/11

The Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) is calling for an investigation after a bloody pig's head mask and a hateful message were left outside a mosque in Austin on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. According to a CAIR Facebook post, worshippers found the sign outside an Islamic Center and school about 1 a.m. Saturday. The message reads: "Muslims: you are as unclean to God as a pig is to you. Have your idolatry washed clean by the blood of Jesus Christ." “We call on local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate…

Pig mask, hate sign found outside Islamic center on anniversary of 9/11

CAIR-Austin Saturday called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the mask and sign as a hate crime. The group says the use of pigs or pork is often used to intentionally offend Muslims because of the Islamic prohibition on consuming pork products. "We call on local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate this heinous act of intimidation as a hate crime," said CAIR-Austin Executive Director Faizan Syed. "Early today, the Austin Muslim community held a free COVID-19 vaccination drive and hosted a soup kitchen to mark the tragic 20th anniversary of September 11. While our community…

BREAKING: CAIR-Austin Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Pig’s Head Mask, Anti-Muslim Sign Found Islamic…

(AUSTIN, TX, 9/11/2021) – The Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate as a hate crime a bloody pig’s head mask and an anti-Muslim sign placed in front of an Islamic Center and school on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. PHOTO OF PIG’S HEAD MASK AND HATE MESSAGE: Officials at the Islamic Center of Greater Austin and Austin Peace Academy took a photo of a bloodied pig’s head mask that was staked into the front lawn…

For Muslims across North Texas, 9/11 set off a wave of Islamophobia that has endured…

Faizan Syed, executive director of the D-FW chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the advocacy organization saw a sharp rise in Islamophobia immediately after 9/11. But anti-Muslim sentiments receded to pre-9/11 levels about a year after the attacks, he said. Then, around 2007 and 2008, “we started seeing a dramatic increase in Islamophobia that has lasted to this day,” Syed said. “The reason is that Islamophobia became politicized.” Conspiracy theories about the birthplace and religion of former President Barack Obama contributed to a second post-9/11 surge of anti-Muslim sentiment, Syed said. The second wave of Islamophobia led to…

For Muslims across northern Texas, 9/11 set off a wave of Islamophobia that has endured…

Faizan Syed, executive director of the D-FW chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the advocacy organization saw a sharp rise in Islamophobia immediately after 9/11. But anti-Muslim sentiments receded to pre-9/11 levels about a year after the attacks, he said. Then, around 2007 and 2008, “we started seeing a dramatic increase in Islamophobia that has lasted to this day,” Syed said. “The reason is that Islamophobia became politicized.” Conspiracy theories about the birthplace and religion of former President Barack Obama contributed to a second post-9/11 surge of anti-Muslim sentiment, Syed said. The second wave of Islamophobia led to…

Dr Aafia assaulted, secluded in US prison

It said “Only July 30, 2021, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was reportedly attacked in her cell by another inmate. The inmate smashed a coffee mug filled with scalding hot liquid into Dr. Siddiqui’s face. After the attack, Dr. Siddiqui was unable to get up and was taken out of her cell in a wheelchair. Since the attack, Dr. Siddiqui was forced into solitary confinement which she remains in until today.  Her lawyer, Marwa Elbially, has been meeting in person with Dr. Siddiqui since January 2021 after several years of silence from her and the US authorities, in which the public and…