(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/1/19) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned neo-Nazi graffiti found at a pool house in Gainesville, Va. Prince William County police are investigating the Nazi swastikas as a hate crime.
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“We join people of all faiths and backgrounds in condemning this act of hate, and we thank law enforcement authorities for investigating the incident as a hate crime,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
He noted that this incident comes weeks after Ku Klux Klan fliers were distributed and a vehicle was vandalized with swastikas.
Last Month, CAIR called on law enforcement authorities in Virginia to investigate a possible bias motive for a doll painted black found hanging by its neck on playground equipment in Campbell County’s Evington community.
SEE: CAIR Calls for Probe of Bias Motive for Doll Found Hanging in Virginia Playground
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization 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.
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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 Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org