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CAIR Supports North Carolina Initiative to Remove All Confederate Monuments from State Courthouses

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/10/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered support for a North Carolina initiative to remove all Confederate statues from state courthouses.  

The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC CRED) launched a campaign to remove all Confederate monuments from courthouses across the state. NC CRED established a website that provides information to and compile an accurate history of the Confederate monuments as well as provide constituents with resources to have them removed.   

SEE: Campaign launched to remove all Confederate statues from courthouse grounds  

https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2021/03/city-nccred-monument-campaign

“We support any initiative that will lead to the removal of symbols, laws or statues honoring slavery, treason and white supremacy,” said CAIR National Communications Manager Ayan Ajeen. “We hope to see a day that these monuments to racism no longer stand over houses of justice.”  

Yesterday, CAIR welcomed a vote by the Tennessee Historical Commission to remove of a bust of Confederate general and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol. 

Good News Alert: CAIR Welcomes Vote to Remove Bust of Confederate General, KKK Leader from Tennessee Capitol 

VIDEO: CAIR Director Nihad Awad Speaks at Unveiling of Black Lives Matter Banner        

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 Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com  

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