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CAIR-Houston Condemns Anti-Semitic Incidents

Anti-Semitic comments found on a bus stop bench in Southwest Houston

The words ‘Juden Raus’, meaning ‘Jews Out’,
were painted on benches in southwest
Houston, including this one at a bus stop
at South Post Oak and West Bellfort.
Picture Source: chron.com

(HOUSTON, TX, 2/24/05) – The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today condemned a recent rash of anti-Semitic incidents in that city.

SEE: “Rash of Anti-Semitic Vandalism and Threats”
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3054025

CAIR-Houston Executive Director Iesa Galloway said:

“Americans must work together to counter hate in all its manifestations, including the disturbing rise in anti-Semitic incidents targeting the Houston Jewish community. People of all faiths in Houston and throughout Texas must come together to send the message that we will not tolerate bias or intimidation against any of our neighbors.”

Galloway added that those who threaten one minority group usually represent a threat to all minorities. He said there have been a number of similar incidents targeting Muslims in Texas.

In response to anti-Muslim incidents nationwide, CAIR published a “Muslim Community Safety Kit.” The safety kit may be obtained free of charge by e-mailing pubs@cair-net.org. (Include name, address and phone number when requesting the safety kit.)

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American
Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to:
http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About

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CONTACT: Iesa Galloway, 713-838-2247, 832-656-0449, E-Mail: info@cairhouston.org

 

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