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CAIR-Minnesota Condemns Racist COVID-19 Note Left On an Asian-American Couple's Door (MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/28/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today condemns a racist COVID-19 note left on an Asian-American couple's door in Woodbury.
The couple found an anonymous letter taped to their door reading, “We’re watching you [expletives]. take the chinese virus back to china. We don’t want you ... infecting us with your diseases!!!!!!!!!!” The note was signed, “your friendly neighbors.”
SEE: Asian-Americans in Minnesota face insults, hostility during virus outbreakhttps://www.startribune.com/local-asian-americans-face-insults-hostility/569178982/?refresh=trueRacist COVID-19 Note Left On Metro Couple's Doorhttps://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/4495884-racist-covid-19-note-left-on-metro-couples-door/
To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19,
CAIR-Minnesota Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Vandalism Targeting Mosque, Muslim Business
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/5/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible vandalism targeting Masjid Al Nur and a Muslim-owned business in Minneapolis. On Thursday morning, similar hate messages -- including "F**** Allah” -- were found spay-painted at each site.
Friday Jan 31st, just a few days after the third anniversary of the first Muslim Ban, the Trump administration has expanded its travel restrictions targeting even more Muslims and immigrants of color. The expanded Muslim Ban includes Sudan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Myanmar, Eritrea, and Kyrgyzstan. Individuals from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela remain subject to the Muslim Ban as decribed here. In this advisory, we cover information about the status of the Muslim Ban, who is impacted, as well as information about the so-called waiver process. Please note that this information is subject to change based on the various legal challenges. We will update you should changes happen.