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CAIR-CA Condemns Trump Supporters’ Plot to Bomb California Democratic HQ

(SACRAMENTO, CA – 7/17/2021) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today condemned an alleged plot by supporters of former President Trump to blow up the Democratic headquarters building in Sacramento. 

Authorities say the two men devised the plot because of their false belief that Trump won the 2020 election. Dozens of weapons, including machine guns and bombs, were seized. 

The two men, Ian Benjamin Rogers and Jarrod Copeland, were indicted on charges of conspiracy to destroy a building, possession of destructive devices and machine guns and obstruction of justice. 

SEE: Trump supporters linked to plot on California Democratic HQ had guns, zip ties, steroids.

https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article252829818.html

In a statement, CAIR-Sacramento Valley/Central California (CAIR-SV/CC) Deputy Director Sukaina Hussain said:

“This alleged plot clearly shows that the promotion of lies and conspiracy theories seeking to undermine our democratic process will inevitably lead to acts of violence planned and carried out by those who base their actions on false information and hatred of others. All Americans must speak out strongly against the rising level of misinformation being promoted by irresponsible current and former leaders.”

CAIR-CA is California’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the 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-LA Social & Digital Manager Enjy El-Kadi, (714) 776-1847 or eelkadi@cair.com, CAIR-SV/CC Deputy Director Sukaina Hussain, 847-924-9592s.hussain@cair.com  

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