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CAIR Supports Removal of North Carolina Confederate Monument 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 10/28/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today supported the removal of a Confederate monument in Cornelius, N.C. 

The association in charge of the monument, which depicts a Confederate soldier, approached a local developer to assist in removing the monument about a year ago. Recently, the association restarted discussions with the developer, who is willing to assist in removing the monument. The monument has been the subject of controversy in recent years and has been the sight of several protests.  

SEE: Cornelius Confederate Statue Could Be Taken Down Under Developer’s Offer

“We support all efforts to remove monuments to white supremacist traitors and defenders of slavery from public spaces,” said CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison. “We urge communities nationwide to rid themselves of all symbols of white supremacy and systemic anti-Black racism.” 

Allison said 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.   

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CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530,; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,    

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