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CAIR Condemns Neo-Nazi Vandalism Outside Washington, D.C. Catholic Church, Welcomes Hate Crime Probe  

(WASHINGTON D.C., 10/27/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned neo-Nazi vandalism outside a Catholic church in Washington, D.C., and welcomed a hate crime investigation into the incident.  

Last week, a parish teacher at the Annunciation Catholic Church discovered a Nazi swastika spray-painted on a pillar at the church’s parking lot. The incident was reported to police, who have launched a hate crime investigation.   

SEE: Vandalism reported outside local Catholic church is among many such incidents nationwide

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said:  

“Any bias-motivated attack targeting a house of worship is unacceptable. We condemn this vile act and welcome the hate crime investigation. We stand in solidarity with the Catholic community and all others targeted by hatred and bigotry.”  

Hooper 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.     

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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.           

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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530,; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, 

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