(WASHINGTON, D.C, 5/23/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a racist threat targeting a Latino lawmaker in New Hampshire who spoke out against a neo-Nazi group’s racist actions.
That neo-Nazi group said it left racist and anti-Semitic graffiti on a wall in Nashua, N.H. State Rep. Manny Espitia tweeted a photo of the racist graffiti, “Keep New England white.” The neo-Nazi group responded by posting a threatening message on the social media platform Telegram implying that only white people had a right to live in New Hampshire.
SEE: State representative targeted in racist threat online
Neo-Nazi group claim racist graffiti, attack Latino lawmaker
“We condemn this latest expression of the growing white supremacist hate we are witnessing nationwide, express our solidarity with Representative Espitia as he speaks out against that hate and urge all Americans to follow his example,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
He noted that yesterday, CAIR called on local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a threatening email sent to a North Carolina mosque.
SEE: CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Threatening Email Sent to North Carolina Mosque
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.
CAIR’s 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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