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CAIR-CT, NAACP Seek Investigation of Hate Graffiti

racist-graffiti(Hartford, CT, 10/25/13) — The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CT) and the New London Chapter of the NAACP today called on local and national law enforcement authorities to investigate hate graffiti scrawled on a New London sidewalk.

CAIR said a local resident discovered the graffiti as she was walking to work early Friday morning. The phrase “Get a job blacks” and a Nazi swastika were spray-painted on the side walk facing a house where an African-American family lives.

Later today, CAIR-CT, NAACP New London, City and faith leaders will hold a press conference to address this disturbing incident.

WHAT: Press Conference to address hate graffiti incident
WHEN: Friday October 25th, 2013 at 5:45 p.m.
WHERE: Mount Moriah Fire Baptized Holiness Church, 22 Moore Ave, New London, CT 06320

Mongi Dhaouadi, executive director of CAIR-CT said: “As a diverse community, we stand united against any form of hate and we urge law enforcement authorities to investigate this incident, expose those behind it and find out if the family that lives in that house is in any danger.â€

Don Wilson, president of NAACP in New London added, “We need to confront this with one voice as one community. There is no place for this hate in our City.† 

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the 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: Mongi Dhaouadi, Executive Director of CAIR-CT, (860) 514-8038; mdhaouadi@cair.com; Don Wilson, President of NAACP New London, (860) 917-4274,  unit2010@newlondonnaacp.org

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