CAIR Joins Call for Removing Confederate Flag from South Carolina Capitol

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/21/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today added its voice to calls for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol.
While the controversy over the flag – which for many Americans is a symbol of racial hatred and oppression – has been raging for decades, that debate was reignited by the killing of nine worshipers at a historic Charleston, S.C., church.