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CAIR-CA Condemns Acts of Anti-Semitic Vandalism

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 11/20/2007) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today condemned a series of recent acts of anti-Semitic vandalism targeting the Jewish community on college campuses.

The acts of vandalism occurred at California State University, San Jose and University of California, Davis as Jewish students were celebrating the holiday of Shalosh Regalim. At both campuses outdoor shelters known as Sukkah’s were vandalized.

SEE: Jewish religious booth vandalized (The California Aggie)

SEE:Ceremonial shelter burns, ends Jewish Sukkot festival (The San Jose Mercury)

“We condemn these incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism in the strongest terms,” said CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra. “No political or religious cause could justify such cowardly acts.”

CONTACT: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director Basim Elkarra at (916) 441-6269 or E-mail:; CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director Safaa Ibrahim (408) 986-9874 or E-mail:


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