Local leaders will discuss their concern that a calculated campaign of Islamophobia and fear mongering have influenced public officials and misinformed the general public. The coalition will discuss opposition to mosques including in Illinois, rising levels of anti-Muslim bigotry and hate crimes.
“Muslim liaison for presidential campaign resigns after connections to Muslim community are found.”
No, that’s not a fake headline from The Onion, the popular newspaper parodying everyday political and cultural absurdities. And no, it’s not the concept of a skit from “Saturday Night Live.”
Sen. Barack Obama’s director of Muslim outreach has resigned amid controversy, just a few weeks after joining Obama’s presidential campaign.
Attorney Mazen Asbahi started working as the campaign’s outreach coordinator on July 26, and he resigned on Monday. In a letter, he said he was stepping down “to avoid distracting from Barack Obama’s message of change,” the Associated Press reported.
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