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CAIR-Kansas Welcomes Guilty Plea in Racist Knife Threat to Black Minor

CAIR-Kansas Welcomes Guilty Plea in Racist Knife Threat to Black Minor

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(WASHINGTON D.C., 2/14/2022) – The Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kansas), today welcomed a guilty plea by a man who threatened a Black minor with a knife for being in a “white town.” 

Colton Donner, is facing up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 after pleading guilty to federal hate crime charges. The charges are in relation to an incident that occurred in Paola, Kan. in 2019, in which Donner threatened a Black minor with a knife and called him racial slurs. He told the minor that Paola was a “white town.” 

SEE: KS man pleads guilty to hate crime after threatening Black minor with knife 

https://news.yahoo.com/ks-man-pleads-guilty-hate-184112492.html

“We welcome the guilty plea in this disturbing case as evidence that our justice can work for those who have been targeted by racial hatred and bigotry,” said CAIR-Kansas Board Chair Moussa Elbayoumy. “As violent racism continues to rise nationwide, we urge law enforcement authorities to take all bias-motivated crimes seriously and for prosecutors to bring charges that acknowledge the seriousness of hate crimes.” 

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

SEE: CAIR Condemns Racist ‘Zoombombing’ Targeting Black Maryland County Official  

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CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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.           

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CONTACT: CAIR-Kansas Board Chair Moussa Elbayoumy, 785-318-6323,CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.