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CAIR-Chicago Seeks Meeting with Rep. Kirk Over Comments

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.”

ACTION REQUESTED:

CAIR-Chicago is asking members of the community to call Congressman Kirk to express their concerns about his remarks.

As always, be FIRM, BUT POLITE.

Washington, DC Office
1717 Longworth HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-4835
Fax: 202-225-0837

Deerfield Office
102 Wilmot Road, Suite 200
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: 847-940-0202
Fax: 847-940-7143

Waukegan Office
20 South Martin Luther King Dr.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: 847-662-0101
Fax: 847-662-7519

CONTACT CAIR-Chicago at communications@cairchicago.org or call as at 312-212-1520.

 

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