(LEXINGTON, KY, 7/30/20) — The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky) today condemned the raising of a Confederate flag at a middle school in that state.
Officials denounced as a “cowardice act” the discovery Wednesday of a Confederate flag with far-right symbols on the flagpole at Bryan Station Middle School.
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Confederate Flag spotted flying outside Bryan Station Middle School
In a statement, Waheedah Muhammad, chair of CAIR-Kentucky said:
“We condemn the raising of a symbol of hate at an educational institution for our youth and repeat our call for the removal of all Confederate symbols and statues in Kentucky and nationwide.”
She noted that CAIR has repeatedly urged the removal of Confederate symbols and racist laws nationwide.
SEE: CAIR Says Trump’s Defense of Confederate Flag Puts Him ‘on the Side of Racists and Traitors’
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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 Waheedah Muhammad, firstname.lastname@example.org, 859-545-0651