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CAIR-Florida Welcomes Miami Archbishop’s Directive to Parkland’s Priest Calling for His Apology and the Deletion of Anti-Islam, Anti-Immigrant Social Media Messages

(MIAMI, FL, 8/23/2018) — The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) today welcomed Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski’s directive calling for Father Ireneusz Ekiert’s apology and removal of the priest’s numerous Anti-Islam and anti-immigrant social media posts.

Last week CAIR-Florida called for the Miami Archdiocese’s intervention to discipline Father Ekiert.

It has been reported that Father Ekiert, resident and parishioner of Mary Help of Christians Catholic church in Parkland, followed Archbishop Thomas Wenski directives to apologize and delete his numerous anti-Islam and anti-immigrant social media posts. Archbishop Wenski called the priest’s posts, “inappropriate and unacceptable” and directed Ekiert to delete them and apologize.

SEE: Parkland Priest Posts Anti-Islam, Anti-Immigrant Messages on Social Media

CAIR-Florida Communications Director, Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, said:

“We commend Archbishop Wenski’s swift action to direct Father Ekiert to apologize and remove all of his inflammatory and divisive anti-Islam and anti-immigrant social media posts. Parkland and Florida in general deserve religious community leaders who appeal to genuine community building and a compassionate approach to the beautiful diversity we enjoy in Broward County.”

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.


CONTACT: CAIR-Florida Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, 305.502.6749,


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