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CAIR Condemns Distribution of Neo-Nazi ‘White Power’ Materials in Indiana

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/3/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the distribution of white supremacist flyers in a Bedford, Ind., neighborhood.

Residents found plastic bags with rocks inside and flyers with Nazi swastikas, hateful messages, and links to racist websites listed on them.

One flyer included the message, “White Power. Get some,” with a Nazi swastika in the middle. Another flyer read, “No White Guilt,” and listed links to websites that represented white supremacist ideology.

SEE: Neighbors concerned and outraged after receiving racist flyers in Bedford

https://www.wthr.com/article/neighbors-concerned-and-outraged-after-receiving-racist-flyers-bedford

“We condemn the distribution of these hate-filled materials and urge law enforcement authorities to investigate whether any state or federal laws were violated by those promoting such bigoted views,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

Hooper said CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

SEE: CAIR-LA Calls for Resignation of SLO County Planning Commissioner Over Islamophobic, Racist Posts

https://www.cair.com/cair_la_calls_for_resignation_of_slo_county_planning_commissioner_over_islamophobic_racist_posts

Video: CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Neo-Nazi Vandalism Targeting Tina Turner Mural in N.C.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xcP_NJno-o

Video: CAIR Welcomes Firing of West Virginia Government Workers in Nazi Salute Photo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NigFWakqQ2o

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

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