(ATLANTA, GA, 12/30/19) – The Georgia chapter (CAIR-Georgia) of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today reiterated its condemnation of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim flyers posted in an Atlanta suburb with a significant Orthodox Jewish population and called on law enforcement to publicly clarify whether it is working to identify those responsible.
According to The Atlanta Jewish Times, the flyers were posted in various locations in Toco Hils, a diverse area that includes numerous Orthodox Jewish residents. The anti-Semitic flyers denied the Holocaust and made vile remarks about Jews, while the anti-Muslim flyers made similarly vile remarks about Islam and Muslims.
According to the Times, the Dekalb County law enforcement has so far refused to comment on the incident.
In a statement, CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said:
“Dekalb County law enforcement must identify whoever posted these disgusting anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim flyers before the culprits escalate their hate speech into a hate crime. If incidents like this occur in the future, law enforcement should immediately alert the targeted communities so that we can take appropriate precautionary steps.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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.