The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on Muslims and other people of conscience to ask Republican leaders to repudiate remarks by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) in which he said “we have too many mosques in this country.” CAIR also asked that Americans of all faiths contact Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani and urge him to drop King and commentator Daniel Pipes as campaign advisors because of their extremist and Islamophobic views and comments. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has already condemned Rep. King’s statements, calling them “deplorable.” CAIR said both King and Pipes have a long history of rhetorical hostility to the American Muslim community and to the protection of civil liberties. In a recent interview, Rep. King said: “Unfortunately, we have too many mosques in this country. There are too many people who are sympathetic to radical Islam.” King, who is on Giuliani’s Homeland Security Advisory Board, has in the past claimed that the vast majority of mosques in his state and nationwide are being run by “radicals” and called for racial profiling of Muslims in airports.
NY CONGRESSMAN SAYS ’TOO MANY MOSQUES’ IN US
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on Muslims and other people of conscience to ask Republican leaders to repudiate remarks by Rep.