For Immediate Release
CAIR Expresses Solidarity with Montana Jewish Community as Neo-Nazis Plan Armed Anti-Semitic March
WASHINGTON - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed solidarity with the Jewish community in Montana after neo-Nazis announced plans to stage an armed, anti-Semitic march in that state.
A leader of the neo-Nazi movement announced plans for the hate march in Whitefish, Montana, home of another influential white supremacist leader Richard Spencer. Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists say they will march "against Jews, Jewish businesses and everyone who supports either." A graphic announcing the march included an image to of the Auschwitz death camp and a Jewish Star of David with the word "Jude" in it. The march is scheduled for an unspecified date in January.
"American Muslims stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in Montana and nationwide against the hatred and threats spewed by neo-Nazis and other white supremacists," said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. "All Americans should speak out strongly whenever fellow citizens are targeted by anti-Semitism or any other form of bigotry." (READ MORE)
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