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CAIR-MA Condemns Anti-Semitic Vandalism Targeting Chabad Center in Brookline

(BOSTON, MA, 4/7/20) – The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MA) today condemned the anti-Semitic vandalism targeting the Chabad Center in Brookline.

SEE:  Man leaves anti-Semitic graffiti at Brookline synagogue

“Massachusetts Muslims stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in Brookline and across the state,” said CAIR-MA Executive Director Dr. John Robbins. Noting that earlier this week, gravestones in Bedford were vandalized with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti, Robbins added, “We’re appalled by this act of bigotry. An attack against one of us is an attack against all.”

SEE:  Bedford investigates racist graffiti at cemetery

CAIR-MA Civil Rights Director Barbara J. Dougan said: 

“While it is both bizarre and bewildering to see someone commit an act like this during a time of crisis, it is also sadly instructive. Haters feel compelled to spread their hate even while their communities are struggling to contain a deadly virus. But that only reaffirms the need to publicly and loudly reject all form of bigotry, even amid a global pandemic.”  

Earlier today, CAIR called on the Arkansas General Assembly to develop and pass a hate crime law after a Buddhist temple in Fort Smith, Ark., was vandalized.

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.

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CONTACT:  CAIR-MA Civil Rights Director Barbara J. Dougan, 781-281-9992, bdougan@cair.com; Executive Director John Robbins, 617-862-9159, jrobbins@cair.com

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