CAIR Washington Stands with Tacoma Muslim Community After Mosque Burned, Asks Authorities to Probe Possible Bias Motive

(SEATTLE, WA, 10/13/21) — CAIR Washington, the Washington state Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), today called for an investigation into a possible bias motive for a devastating fire that occurred Monday night at the Islamic Center of Tacoma.

SEE: Arson Suspected in Blaze at Tacoma Mosque, Police Say

In a statement, CAIR Washington Executive Director Imraan Siddiqi said:

“We are heartbroken to hear of this horrific attack on one of our houses of worship. It is important that authorities investigate a possible bias motive in this apparent arson, as we have seen a disturbing trend of mosques, temples, and minority-led houses of worship being targeted by hate in recent years.”

Earlier this year, CAIR released “Resilience in the Face of Hate,” which outlines over 6,000 civil rights complaints tallied by offices nationwide.

SEE: CAIR Issues New Report Detailing 6000+ American Muslim Civil Rights Complaints

LaunchGood campaign has been set up to assist in rebuilding the mosque.

GO TO: Help Re-Build the Islamic Center of Tacoma After Arson!/

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.