Council on American-Islamic Relations challenges Republican party bias

Posted at 2:06 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 14:06:54-04

On Monday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim rights and advocacy organization, held a press conference on Mall A to challenge the "anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim stance of the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and other of other party officials."

When asked about the Republican party, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: 

It is time the GOP and its presumptive presidential nominee repudiate Islamophobia and the politics of fear targeting Muslims and other minority groups.

Awad and CAIR also condemned a suggestion by Newt Gingrich who responded to the attack by calling for Inquisition-style religious "testing" and possible deportation of "every person here with a Muslim background."