(CLEVELAND, OH, 7/16/18) The Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today, condemned an apparently bias-motivated incident, in which a confederate flag was left on the yard of a “mixed-race” family in Newton Falls, Ohio.
A family of three was targeted with a confederate flag found on the front lawn of their home with an illustration of an hourglass, which the family believed to mean their “time may be up” in the neighborhood.
SEE: Newton Falls Family in Fear After Confederate Flag Put in Their Yard
“This incident highlights the growing culture of white supremacy and ethnic intimidation nationwide,” said CAIR-Cleveland spokesperson Isam Zaiem. “We condemn this act of hate and stand in solidarity with the targeted family and the many others who have become targets of similar acts of bigotry.”
In the past, CAIR has called on state and local governments across the country to remove all government monuments and symbols that celebrate the Confederacy.
SEE: CAIR Says Removal of Confederate Memorials Nationwide a ‘Fitting Response’ to Terror Attack on Va. Anti-Racist Rally
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 Cleveland Spokesperson Isam Zaeim, 216-337-7928, firstname.lastname@example.org