(ST. LOUIS, MO, 3/17/2019) – The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Missouri), a chapter of the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Taco Bell to apologize for an incident in which an employee went on an obscene rant targeting a Muslim customer seeking to eat before his daily Ramadan fast.
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“Taco Bell must take appropriate action to deal with this ugly display of anti-Muslim bigotry and ignorance,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-Missouri. “Taco Bell needs to take this incident seriously, apologize to the customer and immediately implement cultural competency training for all of their staff.”
Syed said the incident occurred at the Taco Bell located at 12420 St. Charles Rock Rd, Bridgeton, Mo., on Thursday morning around 1 a.m. The customer was a Muslim man who was fasting during the month of Ramadan. He went to the Taco Bell to get food for the “suhoor” meal that Muslims eat before beginning their fast at break of dawn.
Earlier this week, CAIR released a groundbreaking report, called “Hijacked by Hate: American Philanthropy and the Islamophobia Network,” listing the philanthropic foundations, many of them mainstream, that were used by anonymous special interest donors to funnel almost $125 million to anti-Muslim hate groups between 2014 and 2016.
The report’s authors noted that one outcome of the funding and promotion of anti-Muslim hate and conspiracy theories has been the measurable nationwide increase in anti-Muslim hate violence, bullying of children and discrimination. The period covered by the report showed a marked increase in anti-Muslim hate violence and discrimination.
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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., y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.