(WASHINGTON, D.C. – 9/23/2021) – The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the distribution of racist and anti-Semitic flyers distributed in Paducah, Ky., neighborhoods.
The “White lives matter” flyer, found in Ziploc bags in driveways, on cars and other property, includes obscenities and white supremacist and anti-Semitic rhetoric.
SEE: Neighbors disappointed about racist flyers found in Paducah neighborhoods
“We condemn this bigoted campaign to promote racism and hate in our state,” CAIR-Kentucky Chair Salah Shakir said. “Every American must stand with those who respect diversity and reject all forms of bigotry.”
He noted that earlier this year, CAIR-KY condemned racist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) graffiti targeting a home in Washington County, Ky.
SEE: CAIR-Kentucky Condemns Racist KKK Graffiti Targeting Home in Washington County
He noted that CAIR Kentucky has previously condemned a racist threat placed in a student’s backpack, and the distribution of white supremacist propaganda in Scott County.
SEE: CAIR-Kentucky Condemns Racist KKK Threat Placed in Middle School Child’s Backpack
SEE: CAIR-KY Condemns White Supremacist Propaganda in Scotts County Kentucky
He said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.
CAIR’s 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-Kentucky Chair Salah Shakir, (859) 545-0651, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org