(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/9/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today supported a recommendation made by committee of the Scotland County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina to relocate a Confederate statue.
That stature, currently in front of the Scotland County Courthouse, was erected more than 120 years ago. The county commissioners’ Confederate Monument Committee is awaiting a response from the board.
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“We welcome the recommendation to move this symbol of slavery, treason and white supremacy from its current place of honor, and hope it is removed entirely from public view,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “All monuments dedicated to the traitorous Confederacy should be replaced with symbols of racial, ethnic and religious harmony and inclusion.”
He noted that CAIR has repeatedly urged the removal of Confederate holidays, symbols and racist laws.
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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.
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