Muslim Organization Pushing For Wyoming Hate Crime Legislation

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has offered support for two hate crime bills, that Wyoming lawmakers are seeking to pursue for next year’s (2022) legislative session. 

One bill would make it a misdemeanor to deny “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” to anyone due to their “race, color, sex, creed, or national origin,” and the other would require law enforcement to report hate crimes. 

“We support the efforts of Wyoming lawmakers to protect vulnerable communities from bias-motivated harassment and intimidation,” CAIR Government Affairs Department Director Robert McCaw said. “As bigotry continues to rise nationwide, measures need to be taken by all states to ensure the rights and safety of marginalized groups.” 

McCaw added: “It is especially important that the Wyoming State Legislature adopt hate crime legislation to coincide with the newly-adopted Juneteenth National Independence Day federal holiday.” 

He noted that Wyoming is one of three states without hate crime legislation, along with Arkansas and South Carolina.  

CAIR has previously supported efforts to pass hate crime laws in those states. 

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

The 2022 session for the Wyoming Legislature is a budget session.

It is tentatively scheduled to begin on February 14th.


  1. A) The nation already has these laws in place.

    B) CAIR is the propaganda arm of the muslim brotherhood which is the well spring of modern Islamic terrorism. They have been banned by Islamic governments like Qatar and the UAE. Their motivations here are nefarious at best.

    Our legislative body would do best to ignore this request.

    • My friend, the endless wars have ended. You’ll need to look for a different scapegoat.
      18 U.S. Code § 249 – Hate crime acts – yes the federal law is severe, up to 10 years in prison for being a racist, bigoted jerk.

      • Islam is in a constant state of jihad, “friend”, and its been that way for over 1700 years. Over 30,000 jihadi attacks worldwide since 9/11. Just because CNN doesnt report these attacks doesnt mean they aren’t happening.

        “War is deceit”

        ~ muhummed

        Try some research, and learn to think for yourself sometime.

  2. Define how one would “deny life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” based on ideals. Would that be speech by disagreeing with one’s religious beliefs or lifestyle? We’re talking about the possibility of throwing someone in a cage for disagreement based on logical notions about leftist ideals. That’s not progress, it’s 1930’s Germany.

  3. Wyoming does not have hate crime legislation, they have what is called a bias law with data being reported of those particular incidents. As of March 2021 the Wyoming Senate has voted not to have an actual hate crime law.
    As for CAIR, they may have ulterior motives for this legislation being passed. I do not have privy to their inside goals or reasons.
    That being said not to have actual Hate Crime legislation in place so that those that suffer from these crimes are not protected is primitive. We need to stop being stuck in the 18th century and hold people accountable for inexcusable attacks on other human beings.

    • There are laws in place for “inexcusable attacks” and they are equal for all people. If you don’t agree with that, throw the race or bigot card at everyone. That’s not the discussion. The problem is with certain groups getting special treatment in the form of throwing people who don’t agree with them in jail.

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