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CAIR Condemns ‘Bacon’ Harassment of Muslim Family in Nev., Racist Slurs at Neb. College World Series, Wis. County GOP Party Chair’s Racist Post

(WASHINGTON D.C., 6/30/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the Islamophobic harassment of a Muslim family in Nevada, racist slurs targeting the parents of student athletes at a game of the College World Series in Nebraska and a racist Facebook post made by the GOP party chairman in Wisconsin.

Police in Nevada arrested a man on charges of harassment, stalking, and being a nuisance based on a person’s perceived race, color, religion, or national origin. The man had reportedly been harassing a Muslim family since January, smearing bacon on the door and walls of their house and placing a piece of bacon in their car.

[NOTE: Muslims are not permitted to consume pork products. Bigots often use pork as a tool in seeking to harass and intimidate individual Muslims and Islamic institutions.]

SEE: Man accused of smearing bacon on Muslim family’s home in reported hate crime

https://www.8newsnow.com/i-team/i-team-man-accused-of-smearing-bacon-on-muslim-familys-home-in-reported-hate-crime/

Man accused of smearing bacon on Muslim family’s home in reported hate crime

https://www.ktnv.com/news/crime/las-vegas-man-arrested-for-smearing-bacon-on-muslim-familys-door-car

During a College World Series game in Nebraska, parents of Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University student athletes were subjected to racial slurs, according to Vanderbilt’s athletic director. In a tweet, the athletic director said she was “deeply troubled” by the comments and expressed support for the parents. 

Vanderbilt athletic director condemns ‘racist slurs’ used at College World Series

https://cw33.com/news/vanderbilt-athletic-director-condemns-racist-slurs-used-at-college-world-series/

The chairman of Wisconsin’s Winnebago County GOP identified literacy, full time employment, no criminal record, and good credit as “signs of white supremacy” in a Facebook post originally posted on his personal account Sunday night and then shared on the party’s official page Monday. Responding to backlash, party leaders claimed the post was mocking “critical race theory,” despite not including any reference to it.

County GOP party chairman faces backlash after Facebook post

https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/green-bay/news/2021/06/29/county-gop-party-chair-faces-backlash-after-facebook-post

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said:

“Acts of bigotry targeting minority communities must be condemned and treated with the seriousness they deserve. Purveyors of hate and perpetrators of hate crimes must be held accountable. It is essential that everyone in our society take action against the rising tide of Islamophobia, anti-Black racism and white supremacy.”

Hooper said that 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.   

SEE: CAIR Welcomes Bipartisan House Vote to Remove Statues of Confederate, Slavery Supporters from Capitol in D.C.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.      

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.      

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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