(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/2/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemned a racist threat sent to a Mexican-American family for flying the Mexican flag in New Hanover County, N.C.
The family received a letter saying they must take down the Mexican flag flying in front of their home. The letter read in part, “The 2nd Amendment gives the the [sic] right AND DUTY (with guns) to rid my country of people like you and your family. TAKE THE F*#@ING FLAG DOWN OR FEEL MY WRATH.” Several neighbors bought Mexican flags of their own and began flying them in solidarity.
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In a statement, CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen said:
“As Americans with multiple identities, we should not have to choose between our different backgrounds to be accepted in our society. We are happy to see the neighborhood standing in solidarity with the family and against racism, xenophobia white supremacy.”
Washington, D.C.-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.
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CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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.