(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/9/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned neo-Nazi propaganda distributed in South Carolina.
The Sumter Police Department in Sumter, S.C., is investigating flyers displaying a Nazi swastika found on three businesses in the city on Monday.
SEE: Fliers displaying swastikas found posted on 3 Sumter businesses
“With the empowerment and mainstreaming of hate promoted at the highest level of our society, it is incumbent on all Americans to speak out against anti-Semitism and all other forms of bigotry,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
He noted that earlier today, CAIR supported a move by Bladen County, N.C., to consider declaring racism a public health crisis.
SEE: CAIR Supports NC County in Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis, Asks Va. Muslims to Comment on Proposed Eid al-Fitr School Holiday
Last week, CAIR welcomed voter approval of a constitutional amendment to remove racist language from the Alabama constitution.
SEE: CAIR Welcomes Vote to Remove Racist Language from Alabama’s Constitution, New Mississippi Flag
CAIR also welcomed the voter approval of a new state flag in Mississippi that replaces a Confederate-themed one state lawmakers retired months ago.
SEE: Mississippi approves flag with magnolia, ‘In God We Trust’ to replace Confederate-themed flag
The American Muslim community and CAIR are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.
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.