(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/8/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a white supremacist fire-bombing in Delaware, a racist road rage incident in Utah and the distribution of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) flyers in Indiana as more signs of growing bigotry nationwide.
In Delaware, a teenager was charged Monday with spray-painting the white supremacist slogan “Deus Vult” (Latin for “God wills it”) on a Planned Parenthood building in Newark, Del., and then throwing a Molotov cocktail at the front window of the facility.
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Teen charged with throwing Molotov cocktail at Planned Parenthood
In Utah, Police are looking for information on a racist road-rage attack in Cottonwood Heights during which a dog was reportedly ordered to attack the other driver.
SEE: Utah Man Attacked by Dog in Racist Road-Rage Assault
In Indiana, hate flyers were found at homes and businesses in and near downtown Lafayette stating, “Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Wants You to Join!”
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CAIR condemned similar KKK material when it turned up previously in downtown Lafayette.
SEE: CAIR Condemns Distribution of Neo-Nazi 'White Power' Materials in Indiana
“We condemn these violent and hateful incidents as just the latest signs of the growing bigotry and extremism we have witnessed nationwide in recent years,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
He noted that earlier today, CAIR called on law enforcement authorities to investigate the distribution of anti-Semitic, racist and white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) materials distributed in an Orland Park, Ill., neighborhood.
SEE: CAIR Calls for Probe of KKK Hate Materials Distributed in Illinois
Hooper said 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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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 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.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org