(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.
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.
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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.