(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/17/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned racist neo-Nazi graffiti targeting a neighborhood in Lincoln County, Miss. The graffiti included a Nazi swastika along with other white supremacist icons.
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“The public promotion of hate symbols is designed to sow fear and intimidation in minority communities, and such acts must be repudiated by public officials and community leaders,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Law enforcement authorities must identify and prosecute the perpetrators, but they need support from the community to bring the vandals to justice.”
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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He noted that earlier this year, CAIR decried Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves decision to secretly sign a proclamation naming April as Confederate Heritage Month.
SEE: CAIR Condemns Mississippi Governor’s Secret ‘Confederate Heritage Month’ Declaration
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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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