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CAIR Condemns Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Virginia

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/21/17) — The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned reported anti-Semitic graffiti targeting a Sterling, Va., home.

SEE: Loudoun Sheriff’s Office Investigating ”˜Anti-Semitic, Hate Crime’ Graffiti in Sterling

“These types of hate incidents are becoming all too common and should be condemned by faith leaders and public officials,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “If we are to push back against the rising level of bigotry in our society, we must repudiate all those who carry out acts of hate.”

He noted that CAIR and the American Muslim community have in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian, Native American, African-American, and Sikh communities in New Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Alabama, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Ohio, Texas, and other states following acts of hate, threats, violence, vandalism, arson, or bombings.

SEE: CAIR-Sacramento Calls for Probe of Possible Bias Motive for Murder of Sikh Man in Fresno

In June, CAIR condemned hate incidents targeting the African-American community in the Washington, D.C., area.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Another Alleged Hate Crime in Maryland Targeting African-Americans

The Washington-based civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting American Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election and recently launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here:     

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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