(ATLANTA, GA, 12/19/2022) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a guilty plea by the perpetrator of two hate crime shootings targeting Black and Arab Americans.
Larry Edward Foxworth, 48, last week pleaded guilty in federal court to hate crime charges for shooting at two convenience stores in Clayton County. Foxworth was reportedly trying to kill Black people and individuals he perceived to be Arab. No one was killed or injured in the attacks.
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“We welcome the guilty plea in this case that once again reminds us of the serious danger posed by violent racism and white supremacy,” said CAIR-GA Executive Director Murtaza Khwaja. “We thank God that no one was harmed in these despicable attacks and that the perpetrator has been brought to justice.”
He said CAIR and the American Muslim community stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Jewish hatred, anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.
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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: Murtaza Khwaja, Executive Director CAIR-Georgia, [email protected]; Emili Sabanovic, Communications and Outreach Manager CAIR-Georgia, [email protected]; Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR Communications Director, [email protected]; Ismail Allison, Communications Manager, [email protected]