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CAIR Welcomes Renaming of North Carolina Streets Honoring Confederates 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/15/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the renaming of streets in Charlotte, N.C., previously named in honor of white supremacist and Confederate historical figures. 

On Friday, the City of Charlotte announced new names for 3 streets previously named for white supremacist and Confederate historical figures. The new names will take effect on January 21, 2022. There are 4 other streets to be renamed due to their links to the Confederacy and white supremacy. 

SEE: City renames 3 more streets that once had ties to white supremacists

“Confederate historical figures continue to inspire violent white supremacy in our society today and should not be honored in public spaces,” said CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison. “We welcome all efforts to end the public glorification of these traitors.” 

He said CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.  

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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,; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280,       

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