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CAIR Condemns Confederate Flag Hung Near Tennessee Black-Owned Business, Racist Graffiti Targeting Iowa Home

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/3/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the hanging of a Confederate flag near a Black-owned business in Tennessee and racist graffiti targeting an Iowa family’s home. 

A box with the Confederate flag on it was hung on the property of the Black-owned business in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Nashville, Tenn. The owners of the business are seeking charges. 

SEE: Confederate flag box hung from tree at Nashville Black-owned business property 

https://fox17.com/news/local/confederate-flag-box-hung-from-tree-at-nashville-black-owned-business-charges-sought-tennessee-rhboyd-police-investigating

Police in Stuart, Iowa, are investigating the racist graffiti spray painted in 3-foot tall letters on the back of a townhouse. 

SEE: Racist graffiti painted on home in Stuart 

https://www.kcci.com/article/racist-graffiti-painted-on-home-in-stuart-iowa/33915641

“Every incident of anti-Black racism and white supremacy must be condemned, and community leaders must take concrete steps to address the growing bigotry that results in such hate-filled actions,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper

Yesterday, CAIR condemned a racist letter that was sent to residents of Wauwatosa, Wis. after a yard sign was misinterpreted to have a racial message.   

Video: CAIR Condemns Racist Letter Sent to Residents in Wisconsin in Response to Yard Signs 

Washington, D.C.-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.  

SEE: CAIR Central CA Condemns Reported Use of Racist Slurs Against Merced County Teacher During Zoom Event 

Video: CAIR Director Nihad Awad Speaks at Unveiling of Black Lives Matter Banner  

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its 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; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com    

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