CAIR-Chicago responds to US Republican congressman from Illinois, Joe Walsh, who tells a town hall meeting that Muslims are a ‘real threat’.
Rep. Joe Walsh once again managed to make several racially offensive statements this week, offending both Muslims and African Americans.
Controversy over comments about “radical Islam” sprouting up in the suburbs is one political fire that’s showing no signs of being doused for Congressman Joe Walsh.
The Muslim Community is responding to comments made by Congressman Joe Walsh (R) that they say are outrageous and reinforce racial stereotypes.
On Friday, August 10th, CAIR-Chicago along with the Chicago Muslim and interfaith community held a press conference to demand that Rep. Joe Walsh retract and apologize for his insensitive remarks about Islam and Muslims.
Suburban Muslims are refuting claims made by Congressman Joe Walsh about the growth of “radical Islam” in the suburbs, saying instead that their religion is increasingly becoming a “punching bag” for Republicans.
Muslims in Chicago are denouncing remarks by Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, who said there are radical Muslims in this country who are “trying to kill Americans every week.”
Christian and Jewish figures in Chicago joined a coalition of Muslim groups Friday in denouncing a comment by U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who told a town hall gathering Wednesday in Elk Grove Village that some radical Muslims in this country are “trying to kill Americans every week.”
CAIR-Chicago has been a member organization of ICIRR since 2005, is widely respected for its work on civil rights, and is unequivocal in its condemnation of anti-Semitism and terrorist violence. The Illinois Republican Party statement preys upon anti-Muslim fears at a time when we are all grieving over the recent tragic events at Fort Hood, Texas.
“The Illinois GOP’s attack strategy seems to try to deflect mounting criticism from voters by smearing those who hold it accountable for its lack of spine. Additionally, the timing of this fishing expedition seeks to stoke anti-Muslim hysteria on the heels of the tragic shootings at Fort Hood,” said CAIR-Chicago in a statement.
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