(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/13/2021) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities in North Carolina to investigate racist incidents targeting a family in that state as a hate crime.
A confederate flag was tied to the family’s front door, which was the second time they have been targeted hate. A flyer from the racist group KKK had previously been stuck to the family’s door. The family believes the intimidation was prompted by activism against local Confederate monuments.
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“These troubling incidents should be treated as possible hate crimes and investigated accordingly,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “No family should have to face such racist intimidation in North Carolina or any other state.”
Hooper said CAIR has repeatedly urged the removal of Confederate holidays, symbols and racist laws.
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He noted that the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.
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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.
CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com