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CAIR-CA Welcomes Rep. Issa’s Repudiation of Candidate’s Islamophobia

Darrell-Issa(ANAHEIM, CA, 5/9/14) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today welcomed Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-CA) repudiation of an anti-Muslim Facebook posting by a California assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate.

“There is nothing more un-American than a candidate for high public office resorting to inciting xenophobia to gain political points,” said Safaa Ibrahim, chairwoman of CAIR-California. “We thank Congressman Issa for rejecting Assemblyman Donnelly's Islamophobia, and setting an example of positive leadership for his party to follow.”

SEE: Darrell Issa: 'No place' in GOP, governor's race for Tim Donnelly

Issa rebuked GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly and said there is no place in public discourse “for this type of hateful and ignorant garbage.” “As far as I'm concerned, this type of stupidity disqualifies Tim Donnelly from being fit to hold any office, anywhere,” Issa said in a prepared statement. (Read more)

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