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CAIR Says Holocaust Remembrance Day is a Reminder to Challenge Bigotry and Injustice

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/8/21) — The Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 8) should serve as a reminder that people of all faiths and backgrounds must continually challenge anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and injustice.

In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:

“On this Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), we recall that the evil and injustice that resulted in the murder of six million Jews and millions of other innocents during World War II is still a living presence in our world. This evil must be continually challenged by people of all faiths and backgrounds.”

SEE: Remembrance Day Calendar

He noted that the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.  

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.


CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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