(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/1/19)– The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned anti-Semitic and white supremacist incidents at a few businesses in Montana and two universities, in South Carolina and Virginia.
Earlier this week in Montana, anti-Semitic flyers were left on the door steps of a few businesses allegedly in connection with the Jewish new year Rosh Hashana.
The Montana Human Rights Network says they do not “typically announce when attacks happen in order to avoid giving notoriety to white supremacists. However, the organization wanted to make note of recent events happening around Rosh Hashanah.”
SEE: Anti-Semitic Flyers Continue To Appear In Montana
Over the weekend, at The College of Charleston campus in South Carolina, the white supremacist group Patriot Front reportedly posted stickers promoting their group. According to the CPD report, some of the stickers read, "Revolution is tradition," "One nation against invasion," "Reclaim America," and "America First,".
The group is reportedly coordinating a national campaign to target universities with propaganda.
SEE: White Supremacist Group's Stickers Posted Around College of Charleston as National Campus Campaign Ramps Up
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In Virginia, several universities found stickers promoting on campus promoting white supremacy. The universities include Christopher Newport University, University of Richmond, James Madison University and the University of Mary Washington.
SEE: CNU removes stickers advertising white supremacy group from campus
Last week, the same group posted stickers at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus and at Grand Canyon University’s Phoenix campus. Patriot Font is known for spreading anti-Semitic imagery on college campuses.
SEE: CAIR Condemns Racist, White Supremacist Incidents in Mississippi and Arizona
“There is a disturbingly obvious increase in the influence of white nationalist ideology popping up throughout our state,” said CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen. “We condemn these acts of racism and white supremacy and urge political leaders in Montana, South Carolina, Virginia, and nationwide to speak out against the growing bigotry that inevitably results such incidents. This chain of incidents should serve as a call to authorities to closely monitor the activities of such hate groups.”
Ajeen said CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com