Republican lawmaker Sheila Butt in Tennessee suggested forming an NAACP for white people (NAAWP) and designated Islamic terrorist group CAIR is demanding that Republican leaders repudiate what it considers a “racist” Facebook post.
Tennessean Republican Rep. Sheila Butt’s Facebook post said, “It is time for a Council on Christian Relations and an NAAWP in this Country.” She was commenting on a Jan. 26 open letter from the Hamas-linked CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) urging potential Republican presidential candidates to reject so-called “Islamophobia” and reach out to American Muslim voters.
Butt issued a public statement later defending her post. “It saddens me that we have come to a place in our society where every comment by a conservative is automatically scrutinized as being racist,” the statement said. “Instead of realizing my post was actually about making sure that every race, religion, gender, and culture has a seat at the table, liberal groups have once again incorrectly and falsely jumped the gun.”
CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said Butt’s response is not acceptable.