CAIR Calls for the Board of County Supervisors to Rebuke Corey Stewart’s ISIS Slur Attacking Muslim Candidate

(Washington, D.C., 8/9/2018) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today asked for the Prince William Board of County Supervisors to rebuke Islamophobic statements made by its At-large Chair, Corey Stewart, targeting Michigan democratic primary candidate Abdul El-Sayed.

In references to El-Sayed’s defeat in Michigan, Stewart tweeted, “Michigan almost elected a far left ISIS commie.”

 “CAIR calls for the Prince William Board of County Supervisors to rebuke Corey Stewart’s ISIS slur attacking a Muslim candidate,”  said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. ““This anti-Muslim slur comes as numerous other federal government employees’ and public office officials’ online Islamophobic posts are also coming to light.”

Recently, CAIR also called on the Idaho GOP to repudiate a state candidate’s anti-Muslim slur.

SEE: CAIR Calls on Idaho GOP to Repudiate Candidate’s Anti-Muslim ‘Muzzie’ Slur

Before that, CAIR called on the firing of a top Trump administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appointee who also expressed anti-Muslim sentiments.

SEE: Civil rights group: Fire Trump VA staffer for anti-Muslim, birther conspiracy posts

CAIR has repeatedly expressed concern about Islamophobic, white supremacist and racist public officials and government employees that have been given a platform for their bigotry under the Trump administration.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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Contact: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Manager Naaz Modan, nmodan@cair.com;


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