CAIR asks Obama to address rising anti-Islam hate
The Muslim civil rights organization called on President Obama to address the rising anti-Islam hate in the nation.
Thursday, 24 December 2009 15:44
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked US President Obama to address the rising trend which it terms as “alarming level of anti-Islam hate” in the country.
The Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization sent a letter to Obama and drew attention to recent sufferings of Muslims in the states. Also, hate-filled paintings, Quran defamations, anti-Islam remarks and vandalism at mosques were cited in the letter and serious concern was expressed.
“President Obama is in the best position to address the alarming level of anti-Islam hate in our nation and to urge religious and political leaders to speak out in support of tolerance and mutual understanding,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
The Director reminded that Obama himself is targeted by anti-Islam movements even though he is Christian.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.
The intolerance of Islam should not be tolerated.