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CAIR Condemns Apparent Lawn Cross Burning Incident in N. Virginia 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 8/11/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an apparent cross burning targeting the lawn of a resident of Fairfax County, Va.  

On Tuesday, Fairfax County police officers responded to a report of the shape of a cross burned into grass on a resident’s lawn. Police have launched an investigation into a possible bias motive.  

In a statement, the police department said “any form of hate is unwelcome” in the county, and that their goal is to “ensure we document any Bias Crime or Bias Incident, conduct a thorough investigation, and provide the necessary support and resources available to all impacted. 

SEE: Apparent Cross Shape Burned Into Grass Investigated In Groveton  

https://patch.com/virginia/greateralexandria/apparent-cross-shape-burned-grass-investigated-groveton

“This apparent act of racist hate and intimidation must be taken seriously and the perpetrator brought to justice,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “There must be no room in our society for the anti-Black racism and white supremacy that cross burnings have historically represented.”  

He noted that cross burning is a practice associated with the racist Ku Klux Klan (KKK). 

Hooper said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.   

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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, e-Mitchell@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com 

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