(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/10/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned neo-Nazi graffiti found on road signs in a West End neighborhood in Henrico County, Va.
Both road signs were spray-painted with Nazi swastikas and one also included the number 88, which is used as shorthand for “Heil Hitler” because “H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet. Police say they are investigating the incidents as a potential hate crime.
SEE: Police Investigating West End Vandalism as Possible Hate Crime
“We strongly condemn both this act of bigotry and the broader trend of rising bias against minority communities nationwide,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “We must all stand together and speak out against racial and religious hatred in order to create a culture of mutual understanding and respect for all.”
He added that CAIR has condemned similar neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic vandalism nationwide.
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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