Muslim civil rights group urges Americans to contact the White House to ask the president to sever ties with Gorka
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/16/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on President Trump to fire top counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka over media reports that he is a formal member of a Hungarian group listed by the U.S. State Department as having been “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II. (#DropTheNazi)
An exclusive report in The Forward newspaper indicates that Gorka’s membership in the far-right group, known as the VitÃ©zi Rend, “could have implications for his immigration status.” The Forward notes that the “State Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual specifies that members of the VitÃ©zi Rend ”˜are presumed to be inadmissible’ to the country under the Immigration and Nationality Act.”
Gorka has been criticized for his Islamophobic views, including declining on several occasions to say whether President Trump believes Islam is a real religion.
CAIR is calling on all Americans who oppose anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and all other forms of bigotry to contact the White House to urge the president to fire Gorka.
ACTION ALERT: Contact the White House
“President Trump should demonstrate his commitment to challenging anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and all other forms of bigotry and hate by telling Mr. Gorka, ”˜You’re fired,’” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.
McCaw added that CAIR has noted an unprecedented spike in bias-motivated incidents and hate rhetoric targeting Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8th election.
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The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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