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CAIR Condemns Racist, Islamophobic Remarks at Utah Far-Right Event by UK Islamophobe Katie Hopkins 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 10/25/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned racist, Islamophobic remarks made by British Islamophobe Katie Hopkins during a far-right event held in Salt Lake City, Utah.  

The pro-Trump Western Conservative Action Network held a conference in Salt Lake City over the weekend. Hopkins, one of the featured speakers, reportedly said: “I am a straight, white, Christian, conservative, married mother of three children under the age of 16. Where I come from, I’m virtually an endangered species. I am right up there with the black rhino…But, he has an advantage because he’s black.”  

She also said: “I have three children under the age of 16. My Muslim friends have 16 children under the age of three. I’m kidding. I’m kidding. I don’t have any Muslim friends.”  

The audience reportedly responded with laughter to both bigoted statements. 

SEE: Katie Hopkins delivered a racially charged speech at a far-right conference in Salt Lake City  

https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2021/10/25/rundown-racism/

Right-Wing Pro-Trump Event Aiming for 10,000 Attendees Sees Less Than 1,000 on First Day 

https://www.newsweek.com/right-wing-pro-trump-event-aiming-10000-attendees-sees-less-1000-first-day-1641920 

Hopkins is infamous for using the term “final solution” to describe how the UK should respond to a deadly bombing in that country. That same phrase was used by the Nazis to describe the genocide targeting Europe’s Jewish population. She has also previously said that Islam “disgusts her” and has promoted the white geocide conspiracy theory.  

In a statement, CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw said: 

Islamophobes and white supremacists like Katie Hopkins make the world a more dangerous place for Muslim and members of racial minorities. Islamophobic hate-mongering can inspire real-world attacks on Muslims. We condemn her comments and urge all Americans to come together in rejecting racism, Islamophobia and white supremacy.” 

McCaw noted that CAIR has previously condemned Hopkins’ bigoted statements. 

SEE: CAIR Condemns Trump’s Retweet of UK Islamophobe Scheduled to Speak at Connecticut Hate Group’s Event 

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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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, e-Mitchell@cair.com; 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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