(SAN DIEGO, 7/29/2019) – The San-Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned racist vandalism targeting an African-American family's home in San Diego, Calif.
Racist messages were found on the garage doors of two units outside of the family's home in The Park condo complex.
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“This vandalism is a cowardly attempt to intimidate and a bigoted display of white supremacy,” said CAIR-SD Outreach Coordinator Aleena Nawabi. "We stand in solidarity with all communities targeted by hate."
Nawabi added that 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.
Last week, CAIR condemned the actions of three University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) students who stood with guns in front of a bullet-riddled memorial to Emmett Till, a teen whose murder propelled the Civil Rights Movement.
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CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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-San Diego Outreach Coordinator Aleena Nawabi, 858-752-1243, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787, firstname.lastname@example.org