CAIR Welcomes Arrest of Suspect in Violent Racist Threats in Alabama

(WASHINGTON D.C., 6/24/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the arrest of a woman suspected of threatening to murder Black people in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  

Yesterday, police in Tuscaloosa arrested the suspect, a student at Shelton State Community College, after she reportedly posted a video in which she threatened to shoot Black people. In the video, the suspect reportedly used racial slurs and showed a gun. According to the Tuscaloosa County Branch of the NAACP: “In the video, the [suspect] can be heard saying that she’ll ‘shoot a n***** in Walmart.’” 

She has been charged with disorderly conduct.  

SEE: Tuscaloosa police arrest woman for making racist threat online

“We applaud law enforcement authorities for taking action in this troubling case, especially given the recent rise in mass shootings motivated by white supremacy and racism,” said CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison.  

He said CAIR and the American Muslim community stand in solidarity with all those challenging antisemitism, systemic anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and other forms of bigotry.    

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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530,; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, 

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