(CINCINNATI, OHIO, 1/23/16) â€“ The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) today condemned hate vandalism targeting Withrow University High School in that city.
The racist, homophobic, Trump-supporting, and Nazi-themed graffiti was painted on the school, which has a mostly minority student body, sometime Saturday.
â€œThis type of despicable act targets not just the students at this school but entire communities from which these students come and is entirely unacceptable,â€ said CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub. â€œWe urge the Cincinnati Police Department to do their utmost to bring these criminals to justice.â€
She noted that the vandalism is â€œyet another example of the many crimes against minorities and their community institutions, the numbers of which have spiked over the past year, as Donald Trump ran for president and took office on a wave of racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, homophobic, xenophobic rhetoric.â€
Last month, CAIR-Cincinnati condemned Nazi swastikas and the words â€œwhite powerâ€ spray-painted on walls and doors of an interracial coupleâ€™s home. More recently CAIR-Cincinnati reached out to Hebrew Union College to offer support in the aftermath of anti-Semitic, Nazi graffiti there.
Dabdoub said 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.
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CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.Â 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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CONTACT: CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub, 513-604-4444, 513-281-8200,Â firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-Cincinnati Staff Attorney Sana Hassan, 513-281-8200,Â email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,Â firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ Â