(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/17/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight denounced a racist, anti-Semitic KKK flyer, signed by the “Loyal White Knights, targeting members of the Fairfax County School Board and distributed to homes in Virginia this week.”
SEE: Racist, Anti-Semitic Flyers From KKK Denounced By Fairfax Leaders
[NOTE MEDIA ADVISORY: Rally Today to Support Fairfax County Public School Board Member Abrar Omeish: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational/posts/10158487470097695 ]
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) issued a statement that said in part:
“FCPS strives to create an environment where every student, parent, teacher, employee, community member and Board member feels welcome in our schools, and the sentiments expressed in these flyers have no place within FCPS or our community.”
“Every American must speak out against the growing promotion of hatred and bigotry in our society by a twisted minority of extremists who seek racial division and strife,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Public officials have the duty to stand against systemic anti-Black racism and white supremacy.”
Earlier today, Hooper similarly condemned racist neo-Nazi graffiti targeting a neighborhood in Lincoln County, Miss. The graffiti included a Nazi swastika along with other white supremacist icons.
SEE: CAIR Condemns Racist Neo-Nazi Graffiti in Lincoln County Mississippi
Also today, CAIR’s Maryland office condemned Nazi swastikas discovered in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore City earlier this week and praised community members who stepped up to immediately replace the hate symbols with inclusive messaging.
SEE: CAIR Condemns Neo-Nazi Hate Symbols Discovered in Baltimore Neighborhood, Applauds Residents’ Swift Response
CAIR also welcomed passage of legislation marking Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
SEE: CAIR Welcomes New Juneteenth Federal Holiday, Offers 2nd Online Juneteenth Educational Program
Hooper said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.
SEE: CAIR-Kentucky Condemns Racist KKK Graffiti Targeting Home in Washington County
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