(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/19/2020) – The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate packets of racist neo-Nazi, white supremacist propaganda material left outside a Muslim family’s home in Lexington, Ky.
CAIR-Kentucky said the hate material included Nazi swastikas, attacks on the Black Lives Mater movement and references to “white pride.”
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In a statement, CAIR Kentucky Chair Waheedah Muhammad said:
“We ask local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the distribution of these hate materials and the possible targeting of a Muslim family. A number of recent reports have indicated that the threat of white supremacist extremism and violence is real and is growing nationwide. This incident should be treated with the seriousness it deserves.”
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She noted that inAugust, CAIR-KY joined local Christian and Jewish organizations in condemning flyers with neo-Nazi language circulated in Central Kentucky.
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She said Washington-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.
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CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its 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 Kentucky Chair Waheedah Muhammad, (859) 545-0651, wMuhammad@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org