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CAIR-Sacramento Valley Decries Racist Pro-Trump Graffiti at Sacramento City College

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 10/02/18) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) today condemned racist pro-Trump graffiti found on the Sacramento City College (SCC) campus.

READ: ‘Kill them all’: Racist graffiti found at Sac City College prompts safety concerns
(Sac Bee)

Photos posted Monday on social media show graffiti in a men’s restroom containing anti-black slurs and anti-Semitic imagery. 

“Kill them all” was written on a mirror, along with “#MAGA” and “Stop the Democrats.”

SCC sent out a message to students about the vandalism on Tuesday morning.

READ: A Message from the President

In a statement, CAIR-SV’s Executive Director Basim Elkarra said:

“We condemn this alarming threat against students and community members. Threats of violence have no place at our institutions of learning. The Trump administration has given a green light to those who embrace racism, hatred and violence – and we will not stand silent in the face of these abhorrent actions. 

“We ask that the authorities investigate this incident to the fullest extent of the law.”

He said CAIR and the American Muslim community have in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian, Native American, African-American and Sikh communities nationwide following acts of hate, threats, violence, vandalism, arson or bombings.

CAIR California (CAIR-CA) found that there was a marked rise in anti-Muslim bias incidents in California in 2017, as detailed in the new CAIR-CA Civil Rights Report. CAIR-CA recorded an 8 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2017 compared to 2016. 

READ: 2018 CAIR-CA Civil Rights Report

Elkarra urged community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-SV’s Civil Rights Department at 916-441-6269 or by filing a report at http://bit.ly/cairsvreport.

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-SV Communications Manager Kalin Kipling, 916-441-6269, kkipling@cair.com

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