One radical Congressmuslim and one Muslim- sympathizing Congressman are doing CAIR’s dirty work in demanding the firing of a USAID political appointee, Mark Kevin Lloyd, whom they claim has a history of
Islamophobic anti-Islam truth statements.
Politico Reps. Ilhan Omar and Joaquin Castro on Monday called for the firing of a controversial U.S. Agency for International Development appointee over his reported history of
Islamophobic anti-Islam comments.
On May 27th, the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) urged USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa to fire newly-appointed Religious Freedom Advisor Mark Kevin Lloyd because of the appointee’s alleged history of anti-Islam comments on social media.
CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “There is no room in any government position — let alone a position meant to protect religious freedoms – for those who promote bigotry. Lloyd is clearly unfit to serve a diverse, multi-faith society.”
Even the Muslim Public Affairs Council got involved in this witch hunt.
Today, the members of Congress wrote in a letter to acting USAID Administrator John Barsa that the agency’s religious freedom adviser, Mark Kevin Lloyd, has a “historical pattern of prejudice against the Islamic faith and the Muslim population” that is antithetical to the agency’s mission.
“Given the scope of USAID’s reach and the priority it has placed on religious freedom, USAID’s program development will necessarily involve planning with Muslim countries or populations,” the letter, a copy of which was shared with POLITICO, said. “Any USAID senior leader that cannot serve the world’s multi-faith society is unable to assist in fairly administering these assistance programs.”
In 2016, the Associated Press reported that Lloyd (then the Trump campaign’s Virginia field director) had made and shared several anti-Islam posts on his personal social media accounts. On June 30 of that year, he shared a post on Facebook that called Islam “a barbaric cult,” the AP reported.
Washington Post reported Lloyd accused former President Barack Obama of being connected with the Muslim Brotherhood in subsequent Facebook posts.
Castro (D-Texas) and Omar (D-Minn.) wrote that the agency’s response to Lloyd’s statements is “woefully inadequate.”
“Far from an isolated incident of poor judgment, Mr. Lloyd’s behavior openly and frequently displays his contempt for a religion that counts nearly two billion followers, and constitutes the second largest religion in the world,” Castro and Omar wrote in the letter. “He does not represent the values of our country, and he should not be in a position to betray our nation’s constitutional promise of religious freedom.”