(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/23/20)Â â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the marking ofÂ the N-word into ice on a car windshield at the University of Utah on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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A car was marked with the N-word on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the University of Utah
â€œWe condemn this disgraceful incident on a day that our nation honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,â€ saidÂ CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.Â â€œWe are pleased to hear that school officials are taking this matter seriously and we hope whoever is found to be responsible is held accountable.â€Â
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.
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CAIRâ€™s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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.Â