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CAIR-Kentucky Supports Removal of Confederate Statue from Daviess County Courthouse

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/20/21) – The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called supported the removal of a Confederate statue from the Daviess County Courthouse lawn.

At hearing Wednesday, the United Daughters of the Confederacy requested a temporary restraining order blocking the statue’s removal as previously approved by the county. A decision has not been made on the restraining order.

SEE: Complaint heard over Confederate statue in Daviess County on Wednesday

“We support the removal of all symbols of slavery, white supremacy and treason from places of honor in our state and nationwide,” said CAIR-Kentucky Chair Salah Shakir. “The racist legacy of the Confederacy should be repudiated, not raised up by institutions that must serve all Americans equally.”

He noted that CAIR has repeatedly urged the removal of Confederate holidays, symbols and racist laws. 

SEE: CAIR Supports Renaming Natural Landmarks That Honor Confederate President in Montana

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.   

Video: CAIR Supports Protection for Historic Va. African-American, Native American Cemeteries

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.    

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CONTACT: CAIR-Kentucky Chair Salah Shakir, (859) 545-0651,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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