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CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of White Supremacist Ads Targeting Vermont Jewish Group

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/23/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for a hate crime probe of advertisements promoting white supremacist organizations distributed around Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt. 

Some of the stickers had QR codes that led to white supremacist websites and were found on a sign outside of the McCullough Student Center, on the outside of the Center for Community Engagement building and at a Jewish organization in town. The stickers have been removed and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has started an investigation into the source of the distribution.

SEE: Stickers advertising white supremacist organization found on campus and in town

https://middleburycampus.com/48011/news/stickers-advertising-white-supremacist-organization-found-on-campus-and-in-town/

“Because these white supremacist materials were used to target a Jewish organization, we ask that authorities take this issue seriously and 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 Welcomes Resignation of Indiana Official Who Called Muslims ‘Goat Humpers’ 

https://www.cair.com/cair_welcomes_resignation_of_indiana_official_who_called_muslims_goat_humpers

CAIR Condemns Neo-Nazi Vandalism of Nebraska Synagogue
https://www.cair.com/cair_condemns_neo_nazi_vandalism_of_nebraska_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. 

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com

 

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