CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Reem Rahman discusses the recent discrimination against Muslims at an Obama Rally in Detroit. Media reports indicate the women were kept from the podium area because campaign volunteers did not want the candidate associated with the Muslim women’s head scarves, or hijabs. Campaign officials and Obama later apologized to the women.
“Everytime an act of discrimination happens, an act of profiling happens, it feels bad,” said Rahman. “We deserve better and can do better.” CAIR-Chicago urged candidates of all parties not to give in to pressure from the vocal minority of anti-Muslim bigots in our society and to ensure that no American is marginalized from their country’s political process simply because of their faith.
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