The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was designated a terrorist group by the UAE, has launched an app designed to enable Muslims and other minority groups to report ‘hate crimes’ and ‘incidents of bias.’
In an interview with CNN, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper claimed that the app, which is called Making Democracy Work For Everyone, is particularly important “during a period of increased hate incidents targeting American Muslims and other minority groups.”
“It has been on the back burner for some time. Its development got accelerated though with the election of Donald Trump,” he said. “It’s on a daily basis now that we are issuing a statement about some hate crime somewhere in the country, some days multiple incidents.”
“One of the reasons we wanted to make the app is because that’s how so many young people access the world, they feel more comfortable using an app than making a phone call sometimes.”
The app’s features include “free advice about an individual’s constitutional rights when contacted by law enforcement or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and when facing discrimination in the workplace or at school,” according to the CAIR website, as well as a link to make donations, news and information pertinent to American Muslims, and contact information for CAIR’s national headquarters and local chapters.
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