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CAIR Welcomes Resignation of Indiana Official Who Called Muslims ‘Goat Humpers’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/17/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’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 “goat humpers†and referring to Islam as “a 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.”

SEE: Jones Resigns After Racist Social Media Posts Surface

http://kokomoperspective.com/kp/jones-resigns-after-racist-social-media-posts-surface/article_71a1d680-3957-11ea-b4be-4fae948abcf3.html

Jones Resigns From Kokomo Common Council

https://www.kokomotribune.com/news/local_news/jones-resigns-from-kokomo-common-council/article_25f21cbc-395d-11ea-98bd-3b75ab00a217.html

“We 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,†said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. 

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.

SEE: CAIR Offers Testimony on Hate Crimes Bill in Maryland State Legislature

https://www.cair.com/cair_offers_testimony_on_hate_crimes_bill_in_maryland_state_legislature

CAIR Condemns Neo-Nazi Vandalism of Nebraska Synagogue
https://www.cair.com/cair_condemns_neo_nazi_vandalism_of_nebraska_synagogue

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 Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com

 

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