(PITTSBURGH, PA,2/8/19) – The Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Pittsburgh) today welcomed the resignation of a school board member who shared an anti-Muslim Facebook post.
SEE: Plum School Board Member to Resign Over Anti-Muslim Facebook Share
Plum school board member who published anti-Muslim Facebook post to resign
Yesterday, CAIR-Pittsburgh joined the NAACP Allegheny East Branch in calling for the resignation of Plum Borough School District Member Brian Wisniewski who shared an anti-Muslim post to his personal account that read: “Does it worry anybody that we have three devout Muslims in Congress who have unlimited access to our TOP SECRET GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS?” Wisniewski claims he shared the post by mistake.
A special board meeting is reportedly scheduled for Saturday to approve the resignation.
SEE: CAIR-Pittsburgh Joins NAACP in Calling for Resignation of School Official Over Anti-Muslim Post
“We welcome this reported resignation and hope it sends the message that bigotry of any type will not be accepted in our state’s schools,” said CAIR-Pittsburgh Program Director Zohra Lasania.
Earlier this week, CAIR condemned Islamophobic and racist social media posts posted on the public Twitter account of a Maryland police officer
SEE: CAIR Condemns Bigoted Posts by Baltimore County Police Officer, Calls for Apology, Diversity Training
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.
CAIR 2018 Civil Rights Report: Targeted
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-Pittsburgh Program Director Zohra Lasania, 412-606-3601, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com