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CAIR Condemns Racist ‘KKK’ Vandalism in Tennessee, Calls for Hate Crime Probe 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 10/12/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned racist “KKK” vandalism in Nashville, Tenn., targeting a woman’s vehicle and those of others in her area. 

On Sunday, a Nashville woman noticed the letters “KKK” carved into the hood of her car. The woman filed a police report about the incident and said her vehicle wasn’t the only car in the parking lot that had been vandalized. She said the car across from her also had the letters “KKK” carved on the hood and the word “b****” carved on the door. News4 Nashville observed that surveillance cameras were present at the area, and video is being investigated.  

SEE: Nashville woman finds hate speech etched on car hood

“Incidents like these demonstrate the danger racism poses to our society,” said CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison. “We call on local and state police to launch a hate crime investigation into this incident and urge law enforcement authorities nationwide to crack down on the growing tide of bias-motivated crime.” 

Allison 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,; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,