(PHOENIX, AZ, 12/27/16) â€“ The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed solidarity with the Jewish community in that state after an apparent hate crime targeting a synagogue in Sun City.
A menorah structure that stands outside the temple was extensively damaged by what appeared to be a truck backing into the house of worship.Â It also appears that a person or people tried to pull down the templeâ€™s menorah.Â
“We stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters, and hope to see those responsible for this crime brought to justice,” said Imraan Siddiqi, CAIR-AZ's Executive Director.Â â€œThis apparent hate crime is particularly disturbing because it took place as the Jewish community celebrates Hanukkah.”
Recently, CAIR-AZ joined other faith leaders throughout the Valley came together to form the “Uniting Faiths in America” initiative. Standing firmly against hate that affects all our communities, 145 faith leaders have signed on to this initiative.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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