The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called on the City of Orange Councilman Jon Dumitru to apologize for an anti-Islam Facebook posting in which he linked the “teachings of Islam and the Koran” to the 9/11 terror attacks.
LA TIMES On the anniversary of 9/11, the Councilman posted a picture of the burning Twin Towers on his official Facebook page, and wrote underneath: “It was 10 years ago today that most Americans learned first-hand of the teachings of Islam and the Koran being filled with messages of peace….as they killed thousands of our fellow Americans! Today I remember those lost, left behind, and those across the world searching for these pure evil terrorists and dispatching them from this world! WE WILL NEVER FORGET, WE WILL NEVER FORGIVE!”
From the Facebook page of Jon Dumitru, you’d learn that the councilman from Orange is inspired by Abraham Lincoln, William Howard Taft and Ronald Reagan, that he speaks five languages and loves food trucks, Xbox games and Texas Hold ‘Em, as well as movies including “The Hangover” and “Top Gun.”
But his recent remarks blaming Muslims for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are what’s suddenly getting attention. The comments, in conjunction with the anniversary of the attacks, prompted representatives of the local Muslim community Thursday to ask for an apology.
The Greater Los Angeles Council on American-Islamic Relations, (a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and supporter of Hamas) on Thursday called for an apology. “Your hateful statement in which you falsely insinuate that the teachings of Islam and the Quran would allow the terrorist attacks of 9/11 is deeply troubling to all Muslims, including many who live in your city,” wrote Executive Director Hussam Ayloush of CAIR-LA in a letter to Dumitru.
“So far we have not heard from him,” said spokeswoman Munira Syeda. “We hope he’ll apologize and meet with his Muslim constituents and get to know them better. (He already knows them, thus his comments)