Violence

ADL Says Buffalo Shooter Latest in A Long Line of White Supremacist Terrorists Who Embraced Racist, Antisemitic "Great Replacement Theory"

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Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 2:54am

In his manifesto, the killer wrote he was advocating for a "real war" of Gentiles versus Jews.

Key Points: 
  • In his manifesto, the killer wrote he was advocating for a "real war" of Gentiles versus Jews.
  • Make no mistake: This is the same hateful antisemitic bile that inspired the shooters in Pittsburgh, Poway, El Paso and Charleston.
  • "This was yet another predicable attack by an avowed white supremacist who imbibed hateful conspiracy theories online and then turned to violent action, this time targeting mostly Black victims.
  • More must be done now to push back against the racist and antisemitic violence propounded by the far right.

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mass Shooting in Buffalo

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Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 1:57am

"Once again America's mayors are shocked and devastated by a mass shooting -- this time at a Buffalo supermarket in which a heavily armed gunman wearing tactical gear killed 10 people and wounded three others while livestreaming the event. The FBI is investigating it as a hate crime racially motivated by violent extremism. 

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, May 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on today's mass shooting in Buffalo:
    How many times must this tragedy repeat itself before Congress acts to reduce gun violence in our nation?
  • "Once again America's mayors are shocked and devastated by a mass shooting -- this time at a Buffalo supermarket in which a heavily armed gunman wearing tactical gear killed 10 people and wounded three others while livestreaming the event.The FBI is investigating it as a hate crime racially motivated by violent extremism.
  • About the United States Conference of Mayors-- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
  • There are more than 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.

CAIR, CAIR-NY Condemn Buffalo Mass Shooting by White Supremacist, Urge Accountability for Those Who Promote Bigotry

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Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 12:55am

The manifesto said he was motivated by the "great replacement" conspiracy theory often repeated on right-wing outlets that white people are being replaced by other races.

Key Points: 
  • The manifesto said he was motivated by the "great replacement" conspiracy theory often repeated on right-wing outlets that white people are being replaced by other races.
  • CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nashersaid:
    "We condemn this horrific white supremacist attack on Buffalo's Black community.
  • Those who promote racism, white supremacy, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of bigotry must be held accountable for the violence they inspire.
  • Executive Director, CAIR-NY, 917-669-4006, anasher@cair.com ; Ahmed Mohamed, CAIR-NY Legal Director, 646-481-2103, ahmedmohamed@cair.com ; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

American Nurses Association Reacts to Sentencing of Nurse RaDonda Vaught

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 10:29pm

The following statement is attributable to both the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) :

Key Points: 
  • The following statement is attributable to both the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA) :
    We are grateful to the judge for demonstrating leniency in the sentencing of Nurse Vaught.
  • In fact, leading up to the sentencing hearing, ANA was in communication with Vaught and her attorney to discuss the best ways for ANA to provide support to Vaught in the specific context of sentencing.
  • Nurses see themselves in Vaught; our peers and colleagues and health care professionals beyond nursing see themselves in Vaught.
  • The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4.3 million registered nurses.

World faith leaders convene in Saudi Arabia for first time in ground-breaking conference to build bridges with Muslim leaders

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 5:38pm

Approximately 100 religious leaders attended the first of its kind conference, including over 15 Rabbis.

Key Points: 
  • Approximately 100 religious leaders attended the first of its kind conference, including over 15 Rabbis.
  • Attendees and speakers at the event included:
    Areas of agreement between conference participants included:
    The need to respect religious diversity and the unique characteristics of every religion/sect.
  • The need for continued dialogue between religious leaders, institutions and communities to help pre-empt and defuse civilizational clashes.
  • The need for religious leaders to engage in inter and muti faith work to counter extremist ideologies.

Middle School-Aged Indie Rockers ROOTED Put on AAPI Youth Music Concert With Pre-Release of New Single "Waiting"

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 4:36pm

LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- School-aged Asian American indie-pop rockers ROOTED today announced the pre-release of their first single "Waiting," featuring singer-songwriters Shalom Lim and Genevieve Thai, along with Valen Shieh on bass guitar, Karissa Lee on guitar and Selina Ye on keyboard and synth.

Key Points: 
  • "In the last two years, it's been non-stop headlines about violence and discrimination against Asians.
  • To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, ROOTED will be performing their upcoming single live on Sunday, May 15 at noon at Blossom Market Hall located at 264 South Mission Drive in San Gabriel.
  • ROOTED is a middle school-aged indie pop/rock band formed by singers/songwriters Shalom Lim and Genevieve Thai.
  • For more information, please visit www.rooted.band or follow ROOTED on Facebook , Instagram , and YouTube .

Witness Protection Program Advisory Committee issues its annual report to the RCMP Commissioner

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 3:26pm

OTTAWA, ON, May 13, 2022 /CNW/ - The Witness Protection Program Advisory Committee has released its sixth annual report to the Commissioner of the RCMP.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, May 13, 2022 /CNW/ - The Witness Protection Program Advisory Committee has released its sixth annual report to the Commissioner of the RCMP.
  • "The Witness Protection Program thanks the Advisory Committee for its report and remains committed to delivering quality services to protectees.
  • The RCMP, on behalf of Public Safety Canada, administers the federal Witness Protection Program as directed in the Witness Protection Program Act.
  • The Witness Protection Program Advisory Committee report is available on the RCMP website.

African Arts Academy Hosts Modern Ethnic Fashion Show in San Francisco communities

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 2:02am

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MODEFA is a haute couture catwalk show presented by the African Arts Academy that combines arts and cutting-edge fashion designs with ethnic influences. This year's cultural diversity celebration coincides with International Ethnic Day and features COLLEEN QUEN, one of San Francisco's most renowned fashion designers, as well as Zambian up-and-coming talent PAULINE GIBSON and Côte d'Ivoire's International World Champion Award-Winning Hair Designer ZAMBLE LOU EUGENIE.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MODEFA is a haute couture catwalk show presented by the African Arts Academy that combines arts and cutting-edge fashion designs with ethnic influences.
  • Children and families in African American communities, as well as the African diaspora, will benefit the most.
  • The objective of the African Arts Academy is to establish a state-of-the-art institution that specializes in the study of African and African diaspora arts and crafts in order to preserve African cultural heritage via modern technologies for future generations, where innovation and tradition coexist.
  • To attend MODEFA or make a donation to the African Arts Academy, please visit the website .

Prime Minister Hun Sen Shares Message of Economic Growth & COVID Response Success with North American Diaspora

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Friday, May 13, 2022 - 12:38am

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday addressed over 2,000 Cambodian Americans and Cambodian Canadians living in North America at an event for the diaspora community in Washington, DC.

Key Points: 
  • During a wide-ranging speech covering domestic and international issues, Prime Minister Hun described how his Government had defeated COVID-19.
  • On trade and investment, the Prime Minister told the audience, "This year we anticipate more investment in Cambodia.
  • Regarding Cambodia's ties with China, Prime Minister Hun said, "We don't choose between the United States and China.
  • On ASEAN matters, Prime Minister Hun Sen described how his government was working to end violence in Myanmar while encouraging dialogue.

World faith leaders convene in Saudi Arabia for first time in ground-breaking conference to build bridges with Muslim leaders

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 6:48pm

Approximately 100 religious leaders attended the first of its kind conference, including over 15 Rabbis.

Key Points: 
  • Approximately 100 religious leaders attended the first of its kind conference, including over 15 Rabbis.
  • Attendees and speakers at the included:
    Areas of agreement between conference participants:
    The need to respect religious diversity and the unique characteristics of every religion/sect.
  • The need for continued dialogue between religious leaders, institutions and communities to help pre-empt and defuse civilizational clashes.
  • The need for religious leaders to engage in inter and muti faith work to counter extremist ideologies.