Unmoved by what a terror-linked group like CAIR has to say, a South Bay public official is doubling down on his anti-Muslim comments as he prepares a campaign to become Chula Vista’s mayor. Hector Gastelum resisted calls from CAIR to resign from the Otay District Water Board in 2017 after his tweets referred to Muslims as “sub-human scum.”
10News Gastelum has just qualified for the June run-off to become the Mayor of Chula Vista, the county’s second largest city.
In an interview, Gastelum said he isn’t backing down from his prior controversial comments. “How can you not condemn rape? How can you not condemn paedophilia? Or throwing gays from the roof,” Gastelum said, clarifying he is not referring to all Muslims. “If people don’t like what I stand for, they can vote for the person that’s going to take more taxes from them.”
Hanif Mohebi, a spokesjihadist for the San Diego chapter of Hamas-linked Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR), called Gastelum’s comments bigoted and hateful. “Are we referring to other criminals by their religion?” he said. (No, we aren’t, because only Muslims commit crimes because their religion calls for it)