CAIR-Oregon Reports Threat Posted on Far-Right Patriot Prayer Facebook Page
(PORTLAND, OREGON, 11/4/18) - The Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Oregon) today said it has informed law enforcement authorities about an apparent threat to "burn" CAIR offices posted on the Facebook page of the far-right Patriot Prayer group.
A comment posted on that page stated: "Can't we just go burn down all the offices CAIR has?" CAIR-Oregon has notified the Oregon State Police and the Portland Police Bureau about the threat.
SEE: Comment on Patriot Prayer Facebook Page
"Given all the recent hate attacks and threats targeting minority communities nationwide, it is incumbent on local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate this apparent call to violence against a civil rights organization," said CAIR-Oregon Spokesperson Zakir Khan.
On Friday, CAIR-Oregon applauded the fundraising platform GivingFuel for permanently removing the fundraising page of Patriot Prayer from its website for committing multiple violations of its terms of usage, including advocating and celebrating violence. CAIR-Oregon had asked GivingFuel to take that action.
SEE: Patriot Prayer Fundraising Page Disappears After Campaign to Shut It Down
CAIR-Oregon: Donation Site Cuts Ties with Patriot Prayer, Ending Months-Long Campaign by Critics
Lat week, CAIR asked Muslim communities to implement increased security measures in the wake of recent hate incidents nationwide.
SEE: CAIR Asks Muslim Communities to Step Up Security Measures in Wake of Hate Incidents Nationwide
CAIR recently called for hate crime probes of vandalism targeting an Idaho mosque and a bomb threat phoned to a Nation of Islam mosque in North Carolina.