(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/5/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the distribution of white supremacist materials in Iowa.
Hate leaflets were left on cars not far from an Islamic center in Bettendorf, Iowa. In Davenport, a flyer stated: “Send them back. They can’t make white babies.”
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“The growing white supremacist threat must be addressed by our nation’s religious and political leaders,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Unfortunately, white supremacy and other forms of bigotry are being emboldened by the policies and rhetoric emanating from the highest levels of our society.”
He noted that CAIR recently condemned anti-Semitic and white supremacist incidents at businesses in Montana and two universities, in South Carolina and Virginia.
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The Washington-based civil rights organization 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.
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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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com