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Death threat targeting Chinese and Indian IT workers investigated by Irving police

Death threat targeting Chinese and Indian IT workers investigated by Irving police

Reeves is asking anyone who has received such a letter not to open it if possible so as to preserve any forensic evidence, such as fingerprints or DNA, that might be present. Any recipients of similar letters are asked to notify police and to try not to contaminate any existing evidence by opening it, Reeves said.

The letter is headed with a message that says — “Return back to you country,” followed by a profane salutation.

“American citizens in IT industry and other professional fields have lost their jobs to many Indians and Chinese,” the letter says. “We asked you to leave the country without further delay. We will have no choice but to shoot mercilessly at work place, in community, on pool or on playground.”

Police are asking people in other cities, especially if they are members of the demographic mentioned in the letter, to please check their mail to see if they have received a similar communication.

North Texas leaders denounce hateful letter threatening to shoot immigrant IT workers

North Texas leaders denounce hateful letter threatening to shoot immigrant IT workers

118710892 10101122812317251 1632487740499707536 n“We’re trying to verify and follow up with those people to get them connected with law enforcement,” Syed said Tuesday. “Historically, our immigrant community has been a specific target for this.”

Irving police placed a post on social media Monday saying they were investigating a letter received by an Irving resident that threatens to “shoot mercilessly” immigrants of Chinese and Indian descent who work in the information technology fields.

The letter is headed with a message that says — “Return back to you country,” followed by a profane salutation.

“American citizens in IT industry and other professional fields have lost their jobs to many Indians and Chinese,” the letter says. “We asked you to leave the country without further delay. We will have no choice but to shoot mercilessly at work place, in community, on pool or on playground.”

During a press conference held on Facebook Live on Tuesday, Syed encouraged anyone who had received similar correspondence to get in touch with the Irving police or call his organization for assistance.

“This attempt to intimidate and threaten members of ethnic communities has an ugly history in our nation and we must stand united against it,” Syed said.

Do Not Speak to the FBI without an Attorney: CAIR-TX

Do Not Speak to the FBI without an Attorney: CAIR-TX

 

In this video, Executive Director Faizan Syed discusses the importance of having legal representation when speaking to law enforcement, including the FBI. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, American Muslims have been put under surveillance by the FBI and the Counter Terrorism Task Force. FBI agents routinely visit everyday Muslims at home, work, school, the Masjid, and other settings and request to meet and talk with them. This is unique to the Muslim community and is not common among other faith traditions in the U.S. As the FBI spends valuable resources to spy on tens of thousands of American Muslims, they are spending less resources to counter violent right-wing domestic terrorist. If you are approached or contacted by law enforcement respectfully assert your right to have an attorney present. Call CAIR-Texas DFW and our office will connect you with an attorney free of charge.

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CAIR-DFW, Coalition Partners Stand in Solidarity in Midst of Hate Letters Targeting Indian-American, Asian-American Families

CAIR-DFW, Coalition Partners Stand in Solidarity in Midst of Hate Letters Targeting Indian-American, Asian-American Families

Speakers: Faizan Syed, Executive Director of CAIR-TX DFW: Shaykh Omar Suleiman: Imam Azhar Subedar of Faith Forward Dallas: Reverend George Mason with Faith Forward Dallas Rabbi Nancy Kasten with Faith Forward Dallas Zulekha Hussain, Muslim Outreach Director for the Dallas County Democratic Party Azam Sheikh Irving Chapter Executive – Indian American Muslim Council

Posted by CAIR-Texas DFW on Tuesday, September 1, 2020
CAIR Issues Statement of Solidarity with Linda Sarsour, Condemns False Smear Campaign

CAIR Issues Statement of Solidarity with Linda Sarsour, Condemns False Smear Campaign

Linda Sarsour(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/19/2020) –The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed its support and solidarity with MPower Change Executive Director Linda Sarsour after she was smeared yesterday by various elected officials and political leaders in the wake of her appearance at a Democratic National Convention event.  

In a statement, CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said: 

“Our sister Linda Sarsour is an outspoken advocate of justice for all, including the Jewish community. Smearing her and other American Muslims as anti-Semitic for supporting Palestinian human rights is predictable, despicable and unacceptable. Our political leaders must stop doing it.” 

NOTE: As a nonpartisan tax-exempt organization, CAIR encourages American Muslims to participate in national and state elections. CAIR does not support one candidate or political party over another. 

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its 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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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.