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CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Racist Graffiti at Virginia University

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/27/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for a hate crime investigation of racist graffiti at the University of Richmond in Virginia. 

At a home basketball game on Saturday, students held up signs saying, “no room for hate†and “stop racism†after racist graffiti was reportedly found on an African-American student’s dorm room on Friday. 

SEE: Students protest after reported racist graffiti at the University of Richmond

“We ask law enforcement authorities and university officials to take this matter seriously and to investigate the incident as a possible hate crime,†said CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen.

CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

SEE: CAIR-NY Stands in Solidarity with Jewish Community After Hate Incident Targeting Synagogue

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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. 


CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen,



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