(WASHINGTON D.C., 1/21/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered support for an upcoming vote by the Town of Vienna, Va., to change a street that honors a Confederate general who raised funds for the racist KKK.
On Monday, there will be a public hearing on renaming Wade Hampton Drive, which was named in reference to Wade Hampton III, a Confederate general who worked against the Reconstruction and raised funds for the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).
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“We support any effort in Virginia and nationwide to remove the last remnants of the traitorous Confederacy and its tragic legacy that continues to negatively impact the lives of millions of Americans,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
Hooper noted that CAIR has repeatedly called for the removal of Confederate flags, statues and symbols from public spaces nationwide.
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He 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.
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