(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/5/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned racist, anti-Semitic neo-Nazi vandalism targeting a home in Tennessee.
Spring Hill, Tenn., police arrested a man suspected of spray-painting the N-word and a Nazi swastika on the garage door of the family’s home.
Surveillance video led police to identify the suspect as 22-year-old Ian Grau of Columbia, Tenn. Grau is reportedly the ex-boyfriend of the woman who lives at the home.
SEE: Man accused of spray-painting racist graffiti on Spring Hill family’s home
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“Racist intimidation must be repudiated and condemned by everyone, regardless of background or beliefs if we are to send a strong message the bigotry will never be tolerated,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
Yesterday, CAIR said it supports renaming a street in Montgomery, Ala., to honor a civil rights hero, banning the Confederate flag from South Carolina specialty license plates and removing the Confederate flag from the Sons of the Confederate Veterans seal in Franklin, Tenn.
SEE: CAIR Supports Changes to Remove Racist Confederate Legacy in Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee
Washington-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.
SEE: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Condemns Reported Distribution of KKK Flyers in Northern California Town
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.