(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/13/19)– The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned racist vandalism targeting a neighborhood in Petersburg, Va.
CAIR said cars had windows broken and were spray-painted with “KKK.” The “n-word” was sprayed on the side of a food trailer. “KKK is back” was painted on a shed.
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“All Americans should repudiate these and other acts of racism and white supremacy that seem to be occurring almost daily nationwide,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Targeted minority communities should build coalitions to mobilize against growing hate and to promote respect for diversity.”
He noted that earlier this year, CAIR called for a hate crime probe of a racist slur found on a biracial couple’s vehicle in Norfolk, Va.
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Hooper said CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.
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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com