The picture was shared by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Facebook and shortly went viral. CAIR officers famous that anti-Muslim bigots usually use pigs or pork merchandise in an try to offend Muslims due to the Islamic prohibition on consuming pork.
“We name on native, state and federal legislation enforcement authorities to analyze this heinous act of intimidation as a hate crime,” CAIR-Austin Govt Director Faizan Syed said. “Early as we speak, the Austin Muslim neighborhood held a free COVID-19 vaccination drive and hosted a soup kitchen to mark the tragic 20th anniversary of Sept. 11. Whereas our neighborhood united with our fellow Individuals to assist construct a greater nation, a small hate-filled minority continues to make use of bigotry and intimidation to try to divide us and dishonor the lives misplaced on that tragic day.”
Whereas a process pressure was launched in December 2010 to discourage such crimes, they proceed. ADL Austin, the Austin Metropolis Council, the Austin/Travis County Neighborhood Justice Council, and representatives from over 70 native businesses, legislation enforcement, civil rights teams, and different stakeholders are part of the group.
The Austin/Travis County Hate Crimes Activity Drive issued the next assertion from Travis County District Lawyer Jose Garza relating to the incident:
“On behalf of the Austin/Travis County Hate Crimes Activity Drive, we wish to condemn the horrible incident that happened this previous weekend on the Islamic Middle of Higher Austin and the Austin Peace Academy. We stand by and with our Muslim neighborhood and we applaud the work that APD is doing to analyze this incident. When a neighborhood heart is the goal of hate, our whole neighborhood is affected. We are going to proceed to work tirelessly to construct a extra inclusive and protected Austin neighborhood.”
Sadly, this isn’t the primary report of hate in the neighborhood. In line with CAIR officers, the Islamic Middle of Lake Travis, one other Mosque in Austin, was burned down in 2017. The next 12 months in 2018 the North Austin Muslim Neighborhood Middle was vandalized a number of occasions with reported tire slashings and different damages.