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CAIR Calls for Probe of Bias Motive for Doll Found Hanging in Virginia Playground

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/20/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities in Virginia to investigate a possible bias motive for a doll painted black found hanging by its neck on playground equipment in Campbell County’s Evington community.

SEE: Possible hate crime found in Evington

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“Because of the rise in white supremacist activity and the targeting of minority communities nationwide, it is incumbent on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for this incident,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization 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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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,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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