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CAIR calls on GOP to repudiate Iowa Rep. Steve King’s ‘racist’ tweet

Iowa State (IINA) – The Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Iowa), in a press release seen by The International Islamic News Agency (IINA), called on state and national Republican Party leaders to repudiate a racist tweet by Rep. Steve King (R-IA).

In a tweet supporting the Islamophobic extreme-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who recently referred to people of Moroccan heritage in that nation as “scum,” King tweeted: “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”

“This racist tweet crosses the line from dog-whistle politics to straight-up White supremacist advocacy, which must be repudiated by state and national GOP leaders,” said CAIR-Iowa Executive Director Miriam Amer. “King seems to believe that only babies of a particular demographic should be valued as part of America’s culture and destiny.”

CAIR’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C. has noted an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election, including many hate attacks on American mosques.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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