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CAIR Condemns Vandalism of Jewish Center in Tennessee, Black Lives Matter Mural in Vermont as Symptoms of Racism

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/15/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the vandalism of a Jewish community center in West Nashville, Tenn.  

The Gordon Jewish Community Center Holocaust memorial was vandalized Saturday with anti-Semitic and white supremacist messages.

SEE: Anti-Semitic message written on Nashville Holocaust Memorial at Gordon Jewish Community Center

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2020/06/15/anti-semitic-message-left-nashville-jewish-community-center/3189359001/

Gordon Jewish Community Center vandalized with hate speech

CAIR also condemned the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural in Vermont.

Montpelier, Vt., police reported that mud, dirt and oil were put on the roadway “Black Lives Matter” mural and graffiti was spray-painted on a nearby sidewalk including messages such as “$400 million gone” and “put it back call Trump.”

SEE: Black Lives Matter mural defaced in Vermont

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/502671-black-lives-matter-mural-defaced-in-vermont

“Americans of all faiths and races must speak out against the growing hate – which is a symptom of racism and white supremacy – targeting minority communities nationwide,” said CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen. “The movement for change needs to be supported by all those who value social justice and mutual understanding.”

She noted that CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-black racism.

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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 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 Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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