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CAIR-Florida Condemns Anti-Semitic Vandalism at Synagogue, Welcomes Hate Crime Probe

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(TAMPA, FL, 11/30/2021) - The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) today condemned an anti-Semitic vandalism at a synagogue in Homestead, Fla., and called for a hate crime investigation into the incident.  

On Saturday, a banner with the phrase “the goyim know” and the number 88 was found hanging outside the synagogue. The phrase “the goyim know” is a reference to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories often used by white supremacists, and the number 88 is commonly used as code for “Heil Hitler.” The incident occurred just a day before the start of Hanukkah. Law enforcement authorities are pursuing a hate crime investigation.  

 “This disturbing incident reminds us of the danger posed by the rising tide of anti-Semitism, white supremacy and racist hate,” said CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo Amr Ruiz. “We condemn this hateful act and welcome law enforcement’s decision to pursue a hate crime investigation.” 

Ruiz said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy and all other forms of bigotry.    

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CAIR Condemns Alleged Hate Crime Against Maryland Muslim 6th Grader, Calls on Baltimore County Public Schools to Thoroughly Investigate 

https://www.cair.com/press_releases/cair-condemns-alleged-hate-crime-against-maryland-muslim-6th-grader-calls-on-baltimore-public-schools-to-thoroughly-investigate/ 

CAIR Condemns Threat to Fine Alabama City for Dropping Confederate Street Name 

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CAIR-Florida’s mission is to enhance an understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.   

 La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.   

 

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CONTACT: Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, Esq., CAIR-Florida Communications Director, 305.502.6749, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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