Thursday, February 12, 2015

CA Democrats' Arab-American Caucus Chair Calls on Assm. Melendez to Issue Apology for Offensive Comments Directed at Muslims

Chair of the California Democratic Party’s Arab-American Caucus, Sarah Moussa, Calls on Assemblymember Melissa Melendez to Issue Apology for Offensive Comments Directed at Muslims


Assemblymember Melissa Melendez’s recent social media comments in response to the murder of Kayla Mueller were profoundly misguided and deeply offensive to people of Islamic faith. In addition, we would like to point out to the Assemblymember that comments painting all members of a single faith with a broad brush have far-reaching consequences that reverberate not only throughout the state, but throughout our nation. The same day that the Assemblywoman posted her offensive tweet, three young, innocent Muslim students were murdered in North Carolina.

We ask the Assemblymember to issue an apology to her constituents, many whom are of the Muslim faith.

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