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CAIR Welcomes Conviction of Man Who Posted Neo-Nazi Materials at Nebraska Synagogue

(WASHINGTON D.C., 7/27/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the conviction of a man who posted neo-Nazi stickers outside an Omaha synagogue.

Jonathan Ziegler was found guilty of a hate crime and damaging property for the April vandalism at Temple Israel.

SEE: Man convicted of hate crime against Omaha synagogue on probation

Omaha man fined, on probation for posting neo-Nazi stickers near Jewish temple

In a statement, CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw said:

We welcome this conviction and hope it sends the message to all those who contemplate targeting minority communities that bias-motivated acts will have legal consequences.”

He noted that earlier today, CAIR supported the removal of a Confederate monument in Collierville, Tenn., welcomed the decision of a Delaware House member not to seek reelection after using an anti-Asian racial slur and condemned a North Carolina car dealership after a racist Facebook post by the company targeting a Black customer.

SEE: Challenging Systemic Racism: CAIR Supports Removal of Confederate Monument in Tenn., Welcomes Del. Lawmaker Not Seeking Reelection After Anti-Asian Slur, Condemns N.C. Car Dealership’s Racist Post

CAIR’s New York chapter also condemned another anti-Muslim attack in Queens. The attack was the third in a series of anti-Muslim attacks carried out by the same alleged aggressor. 

SEE: CAIR-NY Condemns 3rd in Series of Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Queens, Urges Anyone with Info to Call Police

McCaw 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.   

SEE: CAIR Welcomes Removal of North Carolina Confederate Monument from Public Display 

CAIR Calls for Removal of Alaska Assistant Attorney General who Posted Racist, anti-Semitic Tweets 

CAIR-NY Condemns Possibly Bias-Motivated Vandalism Targeting Church in Queens 

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

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