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CAIR-Cincinnati Endorses Anti-Hate Unity Statement

CAIR-CINCINNATI ENDORSES ANTI-HATE UNITY STATEMENT

(CINCINNATI, OH, 4/23/07) – The Cincinnati chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cincinnati) has endorsed the Cincinnati Unity Statement against racism and racist groups.

An offshoot of the Neo-Nazi Party recently declared its intentions to march and deliver a racist, hate-filled message in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Cincinnati.

More than 100 community groups spoke out together repudiating this message of hate and racism, choosing instead to deliver a message of community tolerance, unity and peace. The Unity Statement group will continue to combat racism and hate in the Cincinnati community.

“The Unity Statement message of tolerance and peace is right in line with the work that CAIR does in defending the Muslim community against bigotry and intolerance,” said CAIR Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub. “We are proud to be part of this effort against racism in our community.”

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group, has 32 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.

CONTACT: Karen Dabdoub, 513-281-8200, E-mail: kdabdoub@cair.com; Zeinab Schwen, zschwen@cair.com

 

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