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CAIR Reiterates Support for Effort to Rename N. Virginia Street Honoring Confederate General, KKK Fundraiser 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 1/28/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today reiterated its support for efforts to rename a northern Virginia street currently named a Confederate general who raised funds for the KKK. 

The Vienna Town Council agreed to hold a public hearing on February 7th to discuss renaming Hampton Wade Drive, a street named for a Confederate general who worked against reconstruction and provided funding to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). 

SEE: Public hearing set on exorcising Confederate general’s name from Vienna street

“We again urge towns and cities nationwide to remove the last remnants of those who supported the traitorous Confederacy and the systemic racism that flowed from its defeat,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.  

CAIR has previously supported efforts to rename Hampton Wade Drive. 

SEE: CAIR Backs Effort to Rename N. Virginia Street Honoring Confederate General, KKK Fundraiser  

Hooper noted that CAIR has repeatedly called for the removal of Confederate flags, statues and symbols from public spaces nationwide.    

SEE: CAIR Welcomes Firing of Wyo. Sheriff for Reported Racist Harassment, Supports Efforts to Remove S.C. Confederate Monument 

CAIR Welcomes North Carolina’s Fort Bragg Dropping Street Name Associated with Confederate ‘Traitor’ 

CAIR-Florida Supports Bill to Drop Holidays Honoring Confederates 

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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530,; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280,  

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