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CAIR Calls North Carolina Hanging of Confederate Flag, Noose an ‘Act of Racist Intimidation’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/9/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called the hanging of a Confederate flag and noose from a utility line in North Carolina an “act of racist intimidation.”

The noose and Confederate flag were found in the area of Knotts Island on Monday. A rope was draped over the utility line and a Confederate flag and a noose were attached to the rope.

SEE: Noose, Confederate flag found hanging from utility line near Knotts Island

https://www.wtkr.com/news/noose-confederate-flag-found-hanging-from-utility-line-near-knotts-island

“Taken together, a noose and a Confederate flag are an obvious act of racist intimidation that should be repudiated by all Americans,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “This troubling incident shows why symbols of the Confederacy must be removed from all public spaces.”

He said 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.    

SEE: CAIR Condemns Vandalism Targeting D.C. Catholic Church

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CONTACT:  CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726 - ihooper@cair.com  

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