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CAIR Welcomes Hate Crime Probe Into Anti-Semitic Incident in Maryland

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/10/17) - The Maryland Outreach Department of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed news that the Rockville City Police Department's Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating anti-Semitic incident targeting a Montgomery County school teacher as a hate crime.

SEE: Hate Crime Investigation In Rockville

After hanging a 'Black Lives Matter' banner from her condo, the woman's car was pelted with eggs, a tree outside her residence  defaced with toilet paper and an anti-Semitic, racist note referencing gold stars that Jews were forced to wear during WWII was left on her car windshield.

"This is an example of hatred and intolerance that has no place in American society," said CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry. "We urge law enforcement to conduct a thorough and swift investigation, and do their due diligence to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice."

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html  

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 410-971-6062; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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