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CAIR Condemns Series of Racist Incidents in Indiana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/14/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a series of racist incidents that occurred across the nation over the past few days.

CAIR condemned the actions of a man captured on video showing off a Confederate flag on the back of his pick-up truck and a noose, which he “joked” was a leash for his dog in Bedford, Ind.

SEEIndiana man hangs a Confederate flag and noose on the back of his pick-up truck and jokes that it was just a leash for his dog

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8515425/Indiana-man-hangs-Confederate-flag-noose-pick-truck.html

CAIR welcomed the removal of Dianna Ploss, a now-former radio host at WSMN, taken off the air after livestreaming herself verbally attacking a landscaping crew on Main Street in Nashua, N.H. In the video, she said, “It is America, you should be speaking English. You should be speaking English,” and “It’s English, English, English. Is anyone here illegal?”

SEENH Radio Host Taken Off the Air for Racist Tirade Says ‘Blank You’ to Critics

CAIR condemned the vandalism of a house in Durham, N.C., with racially-explicit language. The garage of the house read, “come buy this house,” and “KKK.” A wall of the house read, “Keep America White.”

SEENorth Carolina House Tagged With ‘KKK,’ Racist Phrases

CAIR also condemned white supremacist propaganda found in New Kent County, Virginia. Several people reportedly found items being in or near their mailboxes. The material is reportedly from a KKK group in North Carolina.

SEENew Kent County Sheriff’s Office investigating white supremacist propaganda

https://www.nbc12.com/2020/07/13/new-kent-county-sheriffs-office-investigating-white-supremacist-propaganda/

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said:

“Continuing acts of anti-Black racism and other forms of bigotry must be condemned by all Americans and are an indication of how far we have to go in establishing a society truly based on justice and equality.” 

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com

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