(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/27/20)Â â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™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.Â
At a home basketball game on Saturday, studentsÂ held up signs saying, â€œno room for hateâ€ and â€œstop racismâ€ after racist graffiti was reportedly found on an African-American studentâ€™s dorm room on Friday.Â
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â€œWe ask law enforcement authorities and university officials to take this matter seriously and to investigate the incident as a possible hate crime,â€ saidÂ 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.
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CAIRâ€™s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.Â