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CAIR-San Diego Asks GOP Women’s Group to Drop Anti-Muslim Speaker

Navajo-Canyon(SAN DIEGO, CA, 3/30/14) – The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego) today called on Navajo Canyon Republican Women (NCRW) to drop notorious Islamophobe James Horn as a speaker for the group's April 8 meeting.

SEE: San Diego Republican Women's Group to Host Anti-Muslim Speaker

Horn, who is scheduled to speak about “Bengazi and Islam in America,” has called Islam a “cult, nothing more” and said terrorists are “honest” Muslims. He also stated that anyone who believes Muslims are not the “enemy” is “incredibly ignorant or a simple-minded fool.” He criticizes Christian leaders for failing to deal with what he calls the “rapacious ideology of Islam.”

In a twist on old anti-Semitic falsehoods, he claims “the Moslem lobby in the state houses and the White House” can “predetermine votes” and that Muslims “have thousands of bankers and lawyers increasingly in control of our everyday life” and have “infiltrated our government.”

Video: GOP Women's Group Promotes Anti-Muslim Hate

“We urge Navajo Canyon Republican Women to recognize that they are promoting an individual who is recycling anti-Semitic lies to target American Muslims,” said CAIR-SD Executive Director Hanif Mohebi. “We ask that instead of hate-mongers like James Horn, Republican groups invite speakers who will promote mutual understanding, not religious and ethnic hatred.”

Earlier this month, CAIR called on the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) to end its support of anti-Muslim organizations and speakers. That call came following a letter it sent to NFRW leaders asking them to institute internal reforms to end the promotion of bigotry and after a number of events sponsored by NFRW affiliates that featured anti-Muslim speakers.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-SD Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-278-4547,; CAIR Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia Director Corey Saylor, 202-384-8857,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171,


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