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CAIR-Arizona Condemns Racist Threats by White Supremacist Leader Targeting Group of Black People

(MESA, AZ, 4/21/21) — The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned alleged threats and racist slurs by a white supremacist leader targeting a group of Black people.

On April 19, Burt Colucci was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Colucci is reportedly a leader of the National Socialist Movement Corporation, one of the oldest white supremacist organizations in the U.S.

SEE: Neo-Nazi Leader Accused of Pointing Gun at Black People, Shouting Racial Slurs and Threatening to Kill Them

“CAIR calls on law enforcement authorities to hold the alleged perpetrator accountable for his actions and for community leaders to stand firm in opposition to growing anti-Black racism and white supremacy in Arizona and nationwide,” said CAIR Arizona Executive Director Azza Abuseif.

She saidthe American Muslim community and CAIR are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.

SEE: CAIR Seeks Apology, Resignation of Nebraska Radio Host Who Posted Racist Tweet After Derek Chauvin Verdict

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.   

END       CONTACT: CAIR Arizona Executive Director Azza Abuseif, 602-349-1573,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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