(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/17/20)Â â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the resignation of newly-elected Kokomo Common Council Member Greg Jones after Islamophobic posts to his Facebook page in 2015 calling Muslims â€œgoat humpersâ€ and referring to Islam as â€œa Theocratic Moon Cult.â€
Jones said he no longer espouses his previous opinions and hopes “the people will see to forgive me for my sins of the past.”
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â€œWe welcome the decision by Mr. Jones to resign from his position on the council and hope this incident can become a learning opportunity for the entire community,â€ saidÂ CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.Â
CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.
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CAIRâ€™s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.Â