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CAIR Condemns Nazi SS Graffiti on Delaware Bridge

(WASHINGTON D.C., 7/29/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned graffiti depicting the symbol of the Nazi SS on a Route 1 bridge in Bear, Del. 

SEE: Nazi SS graffiti found on Route 1 bridge is being removed by workers 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nazi-ss-graffiti-found-on-route-1-bridge-is-being-removed-by-workers/ar-AAMFb5b?ocid=BingNewsSearch

Wednesday morning, Delaware Dept. of Transportation workers were made aware of the graffiti, which included the phrase ‘Crackers Matter’ and the double lightning bolt insignia of Nazi Germany’s SS. It was removed later that afternoon. Delaware State Police say they are investigating the incident, but do not currently have any suspects or leads. A spokesman for the department said that if any similar graffiti is found in the area, state police would “take the necessary investigative steps.” 

The SS was a branch of the Nazi government that was responsible for state security and implementing the Holocaust. 

“We condemn this disturbing display of white supremacy and hate,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “As racism continues to grow nationwide, it is the responsibility of people of conscience at all levels of society to challenge it.”

McCaw said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry. 

SEE: CAIR Concerned by Removal of Anti-Racist Sign from Wisconsin Library

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CAIR Condemns Racist Stickers Posted in and Around Mexican Restaurants in North Carolina 

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com 

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