(CLEVELAND, OHIO, 11/18/16) â€“ The Cleveland Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) called on the FBI to investigate the recent property damage and threatening message left at the home of an Oberlin College professor in the City of Oberlin. According to an Oberlin Police Department incident report a threatening note against Jews was left on the victimâ€™s door which said â€œGas Jew Dieâ€ and property had allegedly been damaged and stolen.
In a statement, CAIR-Cleveland Chapter Executive Director Julia Shearson said:
â€œThe Council on American-Islamic Relations stands strongly against ethnic and religious intimidation and all forms of hate. CAIR stands in solidarity with the Jewish community and all marginalized groups who are facing a surge in hate crimes and targeting.
â€œThere have been hundreds of incidents of harassment, hate attacks and vandalism across the country since the election, and this must stop. As Americans, we cannot tolerate hate and vicious attacks on our Jewish neighbors, who like the Muslim community, are a tiny religious minority in this country. Everyone deserves to live in peace, free from violence and religious and ethnic intimidation.â€
CAIR is Americaâ€™s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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