In a letter to Pompeo today Corey Saylor, the director of CAIR’s Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia, wrote:
“We are writing to address your June 11, 2013, remarks on the House floor alleging that Muslim leadership has failed to condemn or act against terrorism. These remarks are false and irresponsible. You opened your comments by saying, ‘Mr. Speaker, it’s been just under 2 months since the attacks in Boston, and in those intervening weeks, the silence of Muslim leaders has been deafening.’
“In the hours after the Boston bombings on April 15, which occurred at approximately 2:49 p.m., a number of Muslim institutions issued statements whose themes included prayers for the victims, calls for Muslims to assist humanitarian efforts, and condemnations of terrorism.
“These included, but were not limited to, the Universal Muslim Association of America (5:17 p.m.), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (5:53 p.m.), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (7:46 p.m.), the Muslim Peace Coalition (8 p.m.), the Muslim American Society Public Affairs and Engagement (10:52 p.m.), and the Islamic Society of North America (12:09 a.m. on 4/16).”
In the letter, Saylor provided links containing dozens of anti-terror statements of the type Pompeo claims Muslims have failed to make.
Saylor concluded his letter by stating:
“It is our sincere hope that you will return to the House floor, correct your remarks, and acknowledge the strong messaging coming from American Muslim leadership that clearly states there is never any justification for terrorism, that denounces violent extremist leadership and is a reliable partner in pushing back against the ideology of Al-Qaeda and its allies.”
In case you missed it, Rep. Mike Pompeo said the failure of Muslim leaders to repudiate acts of terrorism done in the name of Islam makes them “potentially complicit” in these attacks. See video below:
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