(AUSTIN, TX, 3/28/19) — The Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) today condemned a case of neo-Nazi vandalism discovered earlier this week at Congregation Shir Ami in Cedar Park, TX.
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In this disturbing act of vandalism, a hate-filled poster was glued to the congregation’s main building by a white supremacist/neo-Nazi group. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department has increased patrols and is investigating the incident.
“It is deeply disturbing that we should see another act of anti-Semitic hate targeting a vulnerable community here in Central Texas,” said CAIR-Austin Executive Director Maira Sheikh. “We stand in solidarity with our Jewish neighbors and ask lawmakers and law enforcement authorities to be vigilant in addressing hate crimes and hate-fueled acts stemming from white supremacist, white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups.”
Individuals in Central Texas are asked to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-Austin at (512) 640-9421, or by filing a report at: http://tinyurl.com/CAIRAustinReport
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-Austin Executive Director Maira Sheikh, email@example.com; 512-785-7105