CAIR-Chicago Seeks Meeting with Rep. Kirk Over Comments
(CHICAGO, 11/9/05) – CAIR-Chicago is seeking to meet with Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) to discuss recent remarks in which he called for discrimination against young Arab males. SEE: http://www.house.gov/kirk/
Kirk said at a recent event:
“I’m OK with discrimination against young Arab males from terrorist-producing states. I’m OK with that.
“I think that when we look at the threat that’s out there, young men between, say, the ages of 18 and 25 from a couple of countries, I believe a certain amount of intense scrutiny should be placed on them.
“I’m not threatened by people from China. I’m not even threatened by people from Mexico. I just know where the threat is from. It’s from a unique place, and I think it’s OK to recognize that.”
CAIR-Chicago is asking members of the community to call Congressman Kirk to express their concerns about his remarks.
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