fbpx
Connect with us

News

CAIR Calls on Lexington County to Keep MLK Day, Drop Confederate Memorial Day

Published

on

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on South Carolina’s Lexington County to drop Confederate Memorial Day and keep Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a holiday for county offices.

County officials are considering dropping both holidays to allow offices to stay open more days of the year.

“It is unconscionable to consider dropping a holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a time of growing racism and xenophobia nationwide,” CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said. “We urge county officials to demonstrate their repudiation of racism, white supremacy, and treason by dropping Confederate Memorial Day.”

Hooper noted that CAIR has repeatedly urged the removal of Confederate symbols and racist laws nationwide.

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.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow Us

Subscribe to HCS

Patreon

Ads

CHS Tour
CMH
T99
PourHouse
Nchas
Terrace
Forte
Patriots
HomageOSU
HomagePop
Brookgreen

HCS Sponsors

SCParks
River
WATheatre
Rocky Horror
FoodBank
Brookgreen

Ads

CHS Tour
CMH
T99
PourHouse
Nchas
Terrace
Forte
Patriots
HomageOSU
HomagePop
Brookgreen

Events

Trending

Holy City Sinner