At an interfaith vigil called in response to the attack on Muslims in New Zealand, President Trump was rebuked in Connecticut for his refusal to recognize the threat of white nationalism.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut may be more fertile ground for rallies protesting white supremacist groups than for demonstrations like the one that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., but the state is not immune to hate. The Southern Poverty Law Center, says there are several active hate groups in the state.
Farhan Memon, state chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, stood with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to denounce President Trump’s travel ban Thursday as evidence of anti-Muslim bigotry. Then he hurried across the Legislative Office Building atrium to join state legislators in their call for an expanded hate crime law in Connecticut.