(DALLAS, TX, 2/14/18) — The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today called on the city council of Plano, Texas, to censure one of its members who shared a Facebook video questioning whether President Trump should “ban Islam in American schools.”
Plano City Council Member Tom Harrison recently shared the video on his personal social media calling for President Trump to ban Islam in American Schools. Plano is home to many Muslim residents.
“We call for the censure of Council Member Harrison for promoting this hate-filled and un-American message,” said CAIR-DFW Legal Director Nikiya Natale. “Unfortunately, Islamophobic comments from public officials are all too common, and it is important that action be taken to address such bigoted rhetoric.”
She added that while every American has the right to free speech -- even bigoted speech – those who serve a diverse public should be held to a higher standard of conduct.
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.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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