(ATLANTA, GA, 6/19/20) — The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today strongly condemned the anti-Black, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic remarks made by GOP congressional candidate Marjorie Greene and called on her to issue a public apology.
CAIR-Georgia also called on the Georgia Republican Party and the National Republican Congressional Committee to amplify and expand their condemnation of GOP candidate Marjorie Greene for her bigoted remarks.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican GOP congressional candidate in Northwest Georgia, has suggested that Muslims do not belong in the U.S. government; has said that Black people are slaves to the Democratic party; and has indulged in and promoted widely debunked conspiracy theories.
In a statement, CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber said:
“Ms. Greene’s words are outrageous and agonizing for the Black, Jewish and Muslim communities that she would be representing were she to win this seat. Her offensive remarks resurfaced in the weeks following the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Yassin Mohammed, and Rayshard Brooks, at a moment when the nation is witnessing an intensified struggle against systemic racism and police brutality.
“We need activists, politicians, protesters, people of faith and of no faith, community leaders, and business owners to reflect and bring structural change to a broken system, not to further divide. We need to stand with every family and community that has lost their loved ones to systemic racism and oppression in this nation.”
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-Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber, 404-464-6612, firstname.lastname@example.org