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CAIR-MA Condemns Vandalism of Boston’s Holocaust Memorial

screenshot 2017 06 28 11 55 54(BOSTON, MA, 6/28/17) – The Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MA) today condemned vandalism of Boston’s Holocaust Memorial. CAIR-MA also praised the investigation by the Boston police that resulted in the prompt arrest of a man who allegedly committed the crime.

SEE: Roxbury man charged with damaging Holocaust Memorial

“Massachusetts Muslims stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in Boston and across our state,” said CAIR-MA Executive Director Dr. John Robbins. “While we do not yet know the motive behind this crime, desecration of a religious memorial is always heartbreaking and must be condemned. We hope that the prompt arrest by the Boston police provides some measure of comfort to the local Jewish community.”

CAIR has noted an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election.

Yesterday, CAIR’s national office condemned vandalism to the Emmitt Till Memorial in Jackson, Mississippi.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Vandalism of Emmett Till Memorial in Mississippi

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MA Civil Rights Director Barbara J. Dougan, 781-281-9992,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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