WASHINGTON — The Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says that the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is recruiting in Alabama to “fight the spread of Islam in our country.”

KKK fliers have reportedly been distributed in Cullman and Decatur. Other KKK fliers were reportedly distributed in the same area in September.

“Our state’s leaders must speak out against the rising anti-Muslim bigotry nationwide that is apparently inspiring a new recruiting effort by racists,” said CAIR-Alabama Executive Director Khaula Hadeed. “The KKK must be repudiated, whether it targets African-Americans, Muslims or any other minority group with hatred and intimidation.”

Hadeed believes the recent spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide are a result of the Paris terror attacks, the San Bernardino killings and Donald Trump’s call to bar Muslims from the United States.

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