For Immediate Release

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CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, aajeen@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

CAIR Condemns Trump’s Anti-Semitic ‘Disloyal’ Slurs Targeting American Jewish Community

WASHINGTON - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned Trump’s doubling-down on his recent anti-Semitic slurs targeting the American Jewish community as “disloyal” if they vote for the opposing political party.

Earlier today, Trump said Jews who vote for Democrats are "very, very disloyal to Israel,” invoking a “dual loyalty” trope widely viewed as anti-Semitic. On Tuesday, Trump said that "any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat" shows "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."

Video: Trump Doubles Down on Anti-Semitic Slur Targeting American Jewish Community

https://youtu.be/-w0kXoh7VzY

“Trump’s anti-Semitism and Islamophobia go hand in hand with his white supremacist and anti-immigrant agenda,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “We condemn Trump’s anti-Semitic slurs accusing American Jews of ‘disloyalty’ to a foreign nation if they exercise their constitutionally-guaranteed right to support his political opponents.”

Hooper noted that CAIR and the American Muslim community have in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian, Native American, Hispanic, African-American, migrant, and Sikh communities in New Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Alabama, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Ohio, Texas, and many other states following acts of hate, threats, violence, vandalism, arson, or bombings.

The Washington-based civil rights organization 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.

CAIR-Florida Welcomes Arrest of Neo-Nazi Who Threatened to Exterminate Miami Hispanics

https://www.cair.com/cair_florida_welcomes_arrest_of_neo_nazi_who_threatened_to_exterminate_miami_hispanic

CAIR-Georgia Joins Columbus Muslim Community in Condemning Anti-Semitic Hate Targeting Local Synagogue

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CAIR-NY Calls on Colonie Police to Probe Threats to Kill Muslims as Hate Crime

https://www.cair.com/cair_ny_calls_on_colonie_police_to_probe_threats_to_kill_muslims_as_hate_crime

CAIR Seeks Hate Crime Charge for Threat to Shoot D.C. Muslims

https://www.cair.com/cair_seeks_hate_crime_charge_for_threat_to_shoot_d_c_muslims

On November 9, CAIR will hold its 25th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C.

SEE: CAIR’s 25th Annual Gala

https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet

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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CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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