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CAIR Condemns Neo-Nazi Vandalism of Nebraska Synagogue

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/16/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned vandalism targeting a Jewish temple in Lincoln, Neb.

Surveillance video shows a male spray-painting the door and steps of the South Street Temple then stepping back and taking a photo. The door was vandalized with a Nazi swastika and appears to also say ‘F U Black Shirt.â€

SEE: Surveillance video shows person vandalizing door and steps of South Street Temple

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen said: 

“We condemn this act of anti-Semitic hate and stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in Nebraska and around the country. Americans of all faiths and backgrounds must stand with minority communities that are increasingly the targets of bigotry and violence.â€Â 

She noted that CAIR has repeatedly condemned acts of hate against the Jewish and other minority communities nationwide.

SEE: CAIR-NY Condemns Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Video: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Condemns Neo-Nazi ‘White Power’ Vandalism Targeting Sikh Center  

CAIR 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.

SEE: CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of ‘Sand N*****’ Vandalism Targeting Louisiana Business

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CAIR’s 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,; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen,


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