NPR – “Civil Rights And Faith Leaders To FBI: Take White Nationalist Violence Seriously”

On March 20th, NPR reported that Muslim Advocates among other organizations sent a letter to FBI Director, Christopher Wray, urging him to take action regarding white nationalist violence and attacks on houses of worship. See below for the highlights and click here to read on the NPR website.

“What we’ve seen unfortunately over the last few years from federal law enforcement is a dismissiveness of this threat or sometimes even a deflection,” says Farhana Khera, the executive director of Muslim Advocates, a civil rights organization and a signer of the letter.”After the horrific attacks in New Zealand last week, we decided that we as faith and civil rights leaders can no longer just stand by,” she says. “We need to start demanding action from federal law enforcement officials beginning with the director of the FBI. It’s time to prioritize the threat of white nationalism.”

“It is my fervent hope that director Wray will agree to our request,” Khera, the head of Muslim Advocates says. “He is the the chief law enforcement officer in our country and … we represent diverse religious, ethnic or racial communities that are being directly targeted and affected by this violence.”