(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/2/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the sentencing of a Florida white supremacist to three years in prison for using social media to threaten a Black Lives Matter activist and to deter him from running for office in Charlottesville, Va.
A federal judge in Virginia sentenced Daniel McMahon to three years in prison for the threats and for threatening to sexually assault the daughter of a woman who protested white supremacy.
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In a statement, CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo Ruiz said:
“We welcome this sentence as a clear rebuke to racism and white supremacy, and urge everyone to stand up against anti-Black racism and the suppression of the voice of the African-American community.”
He said Washington, D.C.-based CAIR and the American Muslim community are standing in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy.
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CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its 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.