(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/10/2020) –The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined the NAACP in calling for the firing of an employee after a noose was found in a county vehicle in Georgetown County, S.C., and condemned the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural in Indianapolis.
A noose was found hanging in a county-owned vehicle at the Choppee Recreation Center in Georgetown County, S.C. After several people saw the symbol, they contacted the Georgetown branch of the NAACP, which is now calling on Georgetown County Council to terminate the accused employee. The employee had been temporarily suspended without pay.
SEE: Georgetown NAACP calls for termination of county employee after “racist symbol” found in vehicle
CAIR also condemned the defacing of a Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Indianapolis, Ind., with white paint. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is reportedly investigating the incident.
SEE: Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Indianapolis defaced with white paint
In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said:
“These types of incidents indicate the urgent need for all Americans to speak out against anti-Black racism and white supremacy. Bigots will always falsely view silence as consent to their actions.”
He said Washington, D.C.-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.
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CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, firstname.lastname@example.org