Libertarians Undecided on Anti-Muslim Candidate


Party leaders will decide tomorrow or Tuesday whether Sonny Landham will run as a Libertarian for U.S. Senate in November after a series of anti-Arab and anti-Muslim remarks, the Kentucky party's chairman said yesterday.

Asked how the party could consider Landham as a candidate after he had called for the genocide of Arabs and Muslims, Ken Moellman said party leaders are exploring their options and looking at how any decision they make would affect other races. He was speaking on "The Weekly Filibuster," an Internet radio program on politics with student panelists.

In an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Landham advocated turning away Arabs from entering this country and said the United States should have bombed Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran and Afghanistan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He repeatedly referred to Arabs and Muslims using offensive language.

His comments were similar to those he had made a day earlier on "The Weekly Filibuster."

Addressing Landham's comments yesterday, Moellman said, "Obviously the party does not stand for that." He described the party as "pro-immigration or pro-legal immigration."

It's likely the party would not run another candidate against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Bruce Lunsford if it were to abandon Landham, Moellman said. (MORE)

 


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