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CAIR Expresses Solidarity with San Antonio Jewish Community Following Hate Vandalism

CAIR Expresses Solidarity with San Antonio Jewish Community Following Hate Vandalism(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 8/13/15) – The San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SA) today expressed solidarity with that city’s Jewish community after vandals spray-painted Nazi swastikas and racial slurs on gates, walls and monuments near the Rodfei Sholom Synagogue.

SEE: NW Side Jewish Community Target of Hate Crime

“San Antonio’s Muslims stand with our Jewish neighbors in rejecting the intolerance that results in such offensive and un-American behavior,†said CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain. “We hope the perpetrators are brought to justice and educated about the negative impact their hate-filled beliefs have on the entire society.â€

CAIR has in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian and Sikh communities in New Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Massachusetts, and California following acts of violence, vandalism, arson or bombings.

SEE: CAIR-MA, Muslim Justice League Stand with Mass. Church Targeted by Hate Graffiti

CAIR Stands with Md. Jewish Community after Hate Vandalism of Synagogue

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/12960-cair-stands-with-jewish-community-after-hate-vandalism-of-synagogue.html

The Washington-based civil rights group is offering to send its publication, “Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety,” to leaders of houses of worship of all faiths.

That booklet, which was published in response to previous attacks on American Muslim institutions, contains safety information applicable to any institution and may be requested through CAIR's website: http://www.cair.com/mosque-safety-guide.html

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: CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528, shusain@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, nnaeem@cair.com

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