(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/4/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned Georgia Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene’s apparent death threat posted Thursday on Facebook against members of the “Squad,” which includes Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
GOP candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene posts image of herself with gun next to members of ‘Squad’
Greene’s Facebook post depicted a meme of her holding an assault rifle with pictures of the three congresswomen the caption “SQUAD’S WORST NIGHTMARE,” and a post that read in part:
“We need strong conservative Christians to go on the offensive against these socialists who want to rip our country apart. Americans must take our country back.”
In a statement by CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw:
“CAIR condemns in the strongest possible terms Marjorie Greene’s apparent death threat against Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashia Tlaib.
“As the nation struggles with the continued threat of violence perpetrated by far-right extremists pointing the same type of assault rifle that Greene was depicted holding, it is unconscionable that she would make such a threatening statement.
“CAIR is calling on the U.S. Capitol Police to investigate this incident as a threat of violence against these members of Congress.
“It is unconscionable that Capitol Police may have to develop a plan to physically protect some members of Congress from the apparent violent threat posed by other elected representatives and their supporters.”
NOTE: As a nonpartisan tax-exempt organization, CAIR encourages American Muslims to participate in national and state elections. CAIR does not support one candidate or political party over another.
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 misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.