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CAIR-Cincinnati, CAIR-Alabama Condemn Nazi Vandalism Targeting Interracial Couples

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/3/16) – Chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Alabama and Ohio today condemned Nazi graffiti targeting interracial couples in those states.

In Cincinnati, Ohio, Nazi swastikas and the words “white power†were spray-painted on walls and doors of the interfacial couple’s home. The vandals also poured concrete down the drains in their bathroom and destroyed railings on the stairs.

SEE: Swastikas, Words 'White Power' Painted In Interracial Couple's East Price Hill Home

In Brundidge, Ala., an interracial couple says their business was vandalized with a noose and a Nazi swastika was painted on their restaurant door.

SEE: Interracial Couple Targeted With Swastikas and ‘White Power’ Graffiti
    

Earlier today, the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today expressed solidarity with the Christian community in that state following apparent hate vandalism targeting an Assyrian church in San Fernando, Calif.

The Muslim community has in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian and Sikh communities in New Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Texas, and other states following acts of hate, violence, vandalism, arson, or bombings.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Threat and Vandalism Targeting Home of Jewish Professor in Oberlin, Ohio

CAIR’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C., has noted an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election. Mosques nationwide have been targeted by a post-election hate letter campaign.

Video: CAIR-GA Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell on CNN to Discuss Surge in Anti-Muslim Hate Incidents

CAIR Urges Vigilance, Solidarity After Spike in Hate Incidents Across Maryland

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-604-4444, 513-281-8200, kdabdoub@cair.com; CAIR-Alabama Executive Director Khaula Hadeed, 205-313-6489, or 334-224-2196 kHadeed@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com  

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