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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/5/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Islamophobe Ben Carson to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) could negatively impact Muslims served and employed by that federal agency.
Carson is notorious for his assertion that a Muslim should not be elected president of the United States. CAIR called on Carson to drop out of the presidential race when he made that bigoted statement.
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“Based on his past Islamophobic statements and policy positions, all Americans should be very concerned on how Dr. Carson would treat Muslim HUD employees or Muslims seeking agency services,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.
“Dr. Carson’s views on Islam, American Muslims and the world are dangerously ill-informed and could negatively impact any government agency he heads,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
CAIR has expressed concern about a “troubling Islamophobic trend” in President-elect Donald Trump’s recent appointments and nominations. Continue reading »