CAIR-Austin Condemns Reported Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Assault at Texas State U.

CAIR-Austin Condemns Reported Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Assault at Texas State U.

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(AUSTIN, TX, 4/11/2022) – The Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) today condemned a reported hate crime and assault targeting a Muslim student on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos.  

The victim reported that on March 31, she was approached by an unknown man while she was jogging. The man allegedly attempted to forcibly remove the victim’s hijab, or headscarf. The man also reportedly made derogatory statements about the victim’s perceived national origin and religion. Campus police describe the suspected perpetrator as a white male in his early to mid 20’s with medium brown hair and a high and tight haircut, no facial hair, with tattoos and piercings.  

SEE: Texas State Student reports hate crime on campus 

https://smcorridornews.com/texas-state-student-reports-hate-crime-on-campus/

In a statement, CAIR-Austin Executive Director Faizan Syed said: 

“This disturbing incident demonstrates the danger anti-Muslim bigotry poses to American Muslims. We condemn this alleged hate crime and urge law enforcement to be swift and thorough in their investigation.” 

Syed said CAIR and the American Muslim community stand in solidarity with all those challenging antisemitism, anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and white supremacy. 

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.            

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.         


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