Representative Greg Murphy of North Carolina received undeserved backlash by Muslim extremist groups and far-left Democrats after he invoked the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in a Twitter response to Ilhan Omar‘s disingenuous condolences over the death of a Capitol Police officer and wounding of another after the attack by a follower of Islam, where she inappropriately brought up ‘gun violence’ even though the attacker used his vehicle and a machete to attack the two officers.
In a statement, CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw said:
“CAIR strongly condemns Representative Murphy for invoking the September 11th terror attacks while insulting a member of Congress who is Muslim. It is disrespectful to the victims of the 9/11 attacks, to their families and to the countless Muslim and other minority hate crime victims who were targeted in the wake of 9/11. His bigoted comments only serve to perpetuate the climate of hate that we are witnessing nationwide.
“One may disagree with a colleague without resorting to racism, Islamophobia or any other form of bigotry. We hope Representative Murphy’s Republican colleagues will condemn this Islamophobic attack and not just look the other way as they did when Muslim members of Congress were attack similarly in the past.”
North Carolina Democrats want their counterparts on the other side of the political aisle to condemn what they say is a racist (what ‘race’ is Islam?) tweet by Congressman Greg Murphy.
WITN In a news release on Monday, the state Democratic Party called Murphy’s tweet “racist, dangerous, and perpetuates hate rooted in lies.” They called on the state GOP to condemn the tweet, and that Murphy apologizes.
Since Sunday, WITN has reached out to the congressman directly and to his staff for an explanation to the tweet. So far there has been no response to our multiple calls and emails. (Good, he did nothing wrong)