Texas State investigating reported anti-Muslim hate crime on campus

Texas State investigating reported anti-Muslim hate crime on campus

A Muslim student was the target of a reported hate crime and assault on the Texas State University campus in late March. The Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations spoke out against the person who committed the alleged incident on Monday, April 11, according to a CAIR-Austin news release.

"This disturbing incident demonstrates the danger anti-Muslim bigotry poses to American Muslims," said CAIR-Austin Executive Director Faizan Syed in the release. "We condemn this alleged hate crime and urge law enforcement to be swift and thorough in their investigation."

Syed added the CAIR and American Muslim community stands in solidarity with all those challenging antisemitism, anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and white supremacy. The CAIR's mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice and empower American Muslims.

According to the Texas State University police department's daily crime and fire log, the hate crime occurred on the university's Bobcat Trail and is still under investigation.

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