(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/8/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate the distribution of anti-Semitic, racist and white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) materials distributed in an Orland Park, Ill., neighborhood.
A Muslim resident reported to CAIR that plastic bags filled with the hate material produced by the “Loyal White Knights of the KKK” were found in the driveways of a number of neighborhood homes on Jan. 5. The material lists a KKK phone line, web address and mailing address in North Carolina. The hate materials have been reported to local police and the FBI.
SEE: KKK Hate Literature
“Anti-Semites, racists and white supremacists are increasingly emboldened and active across the country in the current political environment,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “All Americans must take a stand against the growing bigotry we are seeing nationwide, which is being promoted at the highest levels of our society.”
Yesterday, CAIR welcomed a hate crime charge brought against woman who allegedly attacked an African-American woman in Homer Glen, Ill., while shouting racial slurs.
SEE: CAIR Welcomes Hate Crime Charge for Bias-Motivated Attack in Illinois
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-LA Welcomes Resignation of SLO County Planning Commissioner After Islamophobic, Racist Posts
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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 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.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, firstname.lastname@example.org