(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/3/16) â€“ 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 â€œwhite powerâ€ were spray-painted on walls and doors of the interfacial coupleâ€™s home. The vandals also poured concrete down the drains in their bathroom and destroyed railings on the stairs.
In Brundidge, Ala., an interracial couple says their business was vandalized with a noose and a Nazi swastika was painted on their restaurant door.
Earlier today, the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on Americanâ€“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.
CAIRâ€™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.
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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:Â 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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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