(MIAMI, FL, 8/21/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today condemned hate vandalism targeting the home of an African-American family in Citrus County, Fla.
Dayna and James White’s home was vandalized with a spray-painted racist slur in large red letters that was discovered in the morning hours of Friday, August 19.
CAIR-Florida’s Communications Director Wilfredo Amr Ruiz stated: “We condemn this hate vandalism. These type of crimes are not isolated, and unfortunately are fueled by very dangerous bigoted political rhetoric espoused by some public officials. We must all remember the recent violent display of hate that resulted in violence and death in Charlottesville.”
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the person who committed this crime. If you have any information at all about this incident, please contact the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office by calling 726-1121 or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, please visit www.crimestopperscitrus.com.
CAIR-Florida is the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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CONTACT: CAIR-Florida Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, Esq., firstname.lastname@example.org, 305.502.6749