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CAIR Condemns Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist Hate Crime Targeting South Dakota Family

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/26/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemned the racist, neo-Nazi vandalism targeting a family’s vehicle in Salem, S.D. 

Vandals reportedly spray-painted a Nazi swastika, the “N” word and the Confederate flag on the vehicle.

SEE: Salem man target of racial hate crime 

“We condemn this apparently hate motivated attack and urge law enforcement authorities to offer the resources necessary to bring the perpetrators to justice,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Local, state and national leaders must speak out against the disturbing rise of white supremacy and anti-Black racism we are witnessing nationwide.”

He 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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Hooper noted that yesterday, CAIR welcomed the removal of a confederate statue in Emporia, Va., and the plan to remove a confederate monument from Asheville, N.C.

SEE: CAIR Welcomes Removal of Confederate Monument in Virginia, Plan to Remove Confederate Monument in North Carolina

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its 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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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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