(WASHINGTON, D.C. – 6/16/2021) – The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned racist Ku Klux Klan (KKK) graffiti targeting a home in Washington County, Ky.
The homeowner, who is a grandmother to bi-racial children, reported that the siding of her house, sidewalk, and two vehicles were spray-painted with the letters “KKK” and racial slurs. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is treating the incident as a hate crime and has filed a report with the FBI.
SEE: Graffiti outside Washington County home being investigated as hate crime
“We condemn this apparent attempt to intimidate a family with vandalism and messages of racist hate,” CAIR-Kentucky Chair Salah Shakir said. “It is imperative that law enforcement authorities identify the perpetrators of this attack, and that community leaders and elected officials condemn systemic anti-Black racism, bigotry and white supremacy.”
He noted that CAIR Kentucky has previously condemned a racist threat placed in a student’s backpack last month, 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.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com