(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/27/20)Â â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a call for worldwide repudiation of growing anti-Semitism, white supremacy and other forms of bigotry in the United States and around the world.
In a statement,Â CAIR National Executive Director Nihad AwadÂ said:
â€œToday, we honor the memory of the six million Jews and millions of other innocent people who lost their lives as a result of the same type of hatred that is still used to target minority communities in America and around the world. Americans of all faiths and backgrounds must stand firmly against anti-Semitism, white supremacy, Islamophobia, racism, and all other forms of bigotry.â€
[NOTE: United Nations Resolution 60/7 established January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.]
CAIRâ€™s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.Â