CAIR-AZ: AZ Republic: Black leaders call Arizona’s Confederate Monuments ‘symbols of racial hatred,’ urge removal

Black leaders on Monday urged Gov. Doug Ducey to remove six U.S. Civil War memorials honoring Confederate soldiers

From the Arizona Republic:

Imraan Siddiqi, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Arizona chapter, told The Republic many in the the Muslim community also “stand in solidarity with those who are impacted by having these monuments present.”

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He said about one-third of the U.S. Muslim population is African-American.

“The specter of a dark time in American history hangs overhead in many places, and is traumatic for many,” Siddiqi said. “Therefore, we should uplift their voices and concerns.”

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