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CAIR Condemns Threat and Vandalism Targeting Home of Jewish Professor in Oberlin, Ohio

CAIR Ohio(CLEVELAND, OHIO, 11/18/16) – 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 victim’s door which said “Gas Jew Die†and property had allegedly been damaged and stolen.

In a statement, CAIR-Cleveland Chapter Executive Director Julia Shearson said:

“The 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.

“There 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 America’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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CONTACT: CAIR-Cleveland Executive Director Julia Shearson, 216.830.2247 or 216.440.2247, jshearson@cair.com, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202.744.7726 ihooper@cair.com

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