(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/12/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today supported a call to remove a Confederate monument in Collierville, Tenn.
Citizens of Collierville have organized to demand the removal of the monument from their town square. Officials began the process of requesting the monument be relocated, but no official decision has been made. In September, protesters and counter-protesters clashed in the town square.
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“We support the removal of all monuments nationwide that honor traitors to our nation who fought to maintain slavery, racism and white supremacy,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
He noted that CAIR has repeatedly urged the removal of Confederate holidays, symbols and racist laws.
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Hooper said the American Muslim community and CAIR are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com