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CAIR Condemns ‘Celebration’ of North Carolina ‘Confederate Day’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/24/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemned the celebration of “Confederate Day” in Alamance County, N.C., which included display of Confederate flags.

Dozens of people rallied outside the county courthouse for the event, called “NC Confederate Day,” “Celebrating 160 year anniversary of NC seceding from the union and joining the confederacy.” The rally was in support of a Confederate monument that is the subject of a lawsuit by the NAACP.

SEE: Controversy continues over Alamance County Confederate monument

“It is a sad reminder of the growing white supremacist ideology nationwide when the flag of slavery and treason is displayed so openly,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “The racism and treason of the Confederacy should be repudiated, not celebrated.”

On May 6, CAIR supported NAACP lawsuit for the removal of another Confederate Monument in Iredell County’s government center in Statesville, N.C.

SEE: CAIR Supports NAACP, Coalition Suit Seeking Removal of NC Confederate Monument

SEE ALSO:  CAIR Condemns Racist ‘White Power’ Shouts During Pro-Trump Parade in North Carolina

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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 Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,    

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