(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/27/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day by condemning the disturbing rise in white supremacist movements nationwide and the growing anti-Semitism associated with those racist movements.
[NOTE: United Nations Resolution 60/7 established January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.]
In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
“As we honor the memory of the six million Jews and millions of other innocents killed by the Nazis, all Americans must condemn both the rise in white supremacist views nationwide and the growing anti-Semitism associated with those racist beliefs.”
Awad said Washington, D.C.-based CAIR and the American Muslim community stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Semitism, anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and white supremacy.
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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.