Muslim group wants to ban sale of Confederate flag at Ohio county fair

The Muslim group, CAIR, wants to ban the sale of the confederate flag at the Lorain County Fair

WLWT5. The Council on American Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, joined the call to ban the sale of the Confederate flag at the Lorain County Fair, according to our partners at WCMH.

CAIR announced the call for the ban and plans to protest the sale of the flag on its website and Twitter on Friday, about a week after it renewed a call for local governments nationwide to remove all Confederate symbols from public spaces, according to WCMH.

The Lorain County Fair begins on Monday, Aug. 19 and fair officials will once again allow Confederate flags to be sold at the fair, according to WKYC.

A protest will be held at the fair on Tuesday, Aug. 20, according to CAIR.

CAIR-Cincinnati Executive Director Karen Dabdoub said the flag is a symbol of hatred and racism and should not be allowed at the fair or any public facility.

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