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CAIR-Kentucky Calls for Apprehension of Racist Vandals

(LEXINGTON, KY, 10/1/17)  — The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling for law enforcement authorities to apprehend those responsible for acts of racist vandalism near Morehead State University in Rowan County.

According to WLEX-TV, police are calling racial slurs painted on four homes, a boat, a car and a truck as a hate crime.  Police also came across a pile of burning tires.  

SEE: Police Investigating Vandalism as Hate Crime

Racial Slur Painted on House in Morehead

“CAIR-Kentucky defends the right of all people living in our state to be safe from violence or vandalism based on prejudice or bias of any kind,” said CAIR-KY Chair Waheedah Muhammad.

The Washington-based civil rights organization said it has witnessed an unprecedented increase in hate incidents targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump.

CAIR asks community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at:  

Because of the rise in hate incidents, CAIR recently launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here:  

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-KY Chair Waheedah Muhammad, 859-296-0206,; Executive Director Omar Ghani, 859-379-8734,


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