(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/17/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned hate graffiti in Middlebury, Vt.
On July 16, several hate symbols were found painted along the Cross Street Bridge. The town of Middlebury has begun the process of covering the graffiti and police are reportedly looking for the people responsible for. Surveillance cameras captured the images of two white males who have become persons of interest in the investigation.
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CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said: “We condemn this hateful vandalism and welcome the fact that the Middlebury Police Department is investigating the incident as a hate crime.”
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.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, firstname.lastname@example.org