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CAIR Backs Virginia Bill Allowing Removal of Confederate Statues

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/6/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed support for Virginia bills that are currently under review and would give localities the autonomy to “remove, relocate, contextualize, cover or alter” confederate monuments.

SEE: Virginia lawmakers move forward with Confederate statue removal bills

https://www.nbc12.com/2020/03/05/virginia-lawmakers-move-forward-with-confederate-statue-removal-bills/

You Thought We Were Done Honoring Traitors? Not So Fast There, Stonewall.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a31252184/virginia-senator-confederate-monuments-removal/

In a statement, CAIR Government Affairs Department Director Robert S. McCaw said:

“The inclusive society we should all be striving for must not honor white supremacists, racists or traitors. We support this bill that allows us to make confederate monuments a thing of the past.” 

Last month CAIR expressed support for the effort to repeal racist laws from the Acts of Assembly in Virginia.

SEE: CAIR Supports Effort to Repeal Racist Laws in Virginia

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Department Director Robert S. McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aAjeen@cair.com

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