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CAIR-MN Welcomes GOP Repudiation of Official’s Islamophobic Post

(Minneapolis, Minn., May 2, 2017) — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) welcomes the apology from state Republican Party Chair Jennifer Carnahan repudiating the Islamophobic post by a GOP official in the 7th District. This post is an example of the Islamophobia that pervades our political discourse and of how responsible leaders can reject anti-Muslim bigotry and help make it unacceptable.

More Republicans in Minnesota and nationwide must go beyond apologies to address the growing Islamophobia in party ranks that inevitably results in such unfortunate incidents.

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