(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/19/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemned the distribution of pro-Trump white supremacist, neo-Nazi propaganda to residents and businesses across Virginia.
The racist messages are circulating in the Richmond-Metro area. Police say a letter mailed to a resident was signed by the Loyal White Knights, a white supremacist group affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan. It stated: “Greetings fellow Patriot! These BLACKS cost us the election of our GREAT LEADER’. . .All over the America, we plan to send them a message on Inauguration Day.”
Police are also investigating Nazi propaganda posted on business store fronts on Sunday morning.
SEE: Racist propaganda circulating in multiple Virginia counties https://www.cbs17.com/news/south/this-action-is-despicable-racist-propaganda-circulating-in-multiple-virginia-counties/
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“White supremacy is a scourge that must be confronted by Americans of all faiths and backgrounds if we are to move forward as a just nation,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “We ask Virginia leaders across the political spectrum to condemn this hate campaign targeting the African-American community and all those who seek justice and equality.”
He noted that last week, CAIR supported the removal of a Confederate monument in front of the Botetourt County courthouse in Fincastle, Va.
SEE: CAIR Supports Removal of Confederate Monument From Virginia Courthouse
Yesterday, CAIR supported a bill introduced by Arkansas State Representative Andrew Collins (D) and State Senator Breanne Davis (R) to repeal Confederate Flag Day in that state. [NOTE: Each year, Confederate Flag Day is the Saturday before Easter Sunday.]
SEE: CAIR Supports Bill to Repeal Arkansas Confederate Flag Day
Hooper said the American Muslim community and CAIR are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.
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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.