(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/26/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed solidarity with the Jewish community in North Carolina after white supremacist materials were found at Temple Emanuel in Winston-Salem, N.C., and on a blog naming the synagogue.
Officials say that perpetrators of the hate incident have been identified and that they have stepped-up security at the synagogue.
SEE: White Supremacist Propaganda Found at Temple Emanuel in Winston-Salem, Synagogue Enhances Security Measures
“We condemn this act of anti-Semitic hate and stand in solidarity with the North Carolina Jewish community,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “Americans of all faiths and backgrounds must take a stand against the growing white supremacist threat that is being emboldened by rhetoric and policies emanating from the highest level of our society.”
Hooper said CAIR and the American Muslim community have in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian, immigrant, Native American, African-American, Sikh, and other targeted minority communities nationwide following acts of hate, threats, violence, vandalism, arson or bombings.
He noted that yesterday, CAIR called on North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest to withdraw from an event that is scheduled to feature several Islamophobic speakers.
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Earlier this week, CAIR submitted a written statement to the joint congressional oversight hearing on the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban by U.S. House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship and Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
SEE: CAIR Submits Statement for the Record for Congressional Muslim Ban Hearing
The Washington-based civil rights organization 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, 202-488-8787, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, email@example.com