Feb 22 2015
Designated Terrorist Group CAIR demands apology after North Dakota Republicans cancel Muslim Imam’s opening prayer on ASH WEDNESDAY
UNBELIEVABLE! The largest terrorism-linked Muslim pressure group in the U.S., CAIR, is demanding that North Dakota House Republicans apologize for canceling a Muslim’s opening floor session prayer on Ash Wednesday and having a Christian deliver the invocation instead.
What idiot invited a Muslim to give a filthy Islamic prayer on a Christian Holy Day in the first place?
ABC News Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Friday that Koleilat and other Muslims in North Dakota deserve an apology from lawmakers for what he called “religious bigotry and exclusion.”
The incident Wednesday could be a learning experience for lawmakers, Hussein said.
Rep. Al Carlson, the House majority leader, said some lawmakers believed it was “probably more appropriate to have a Christian” (probably?) lead the prayer on the day that marks the beginning of the Easter season.
Rep. Dwight Kiefert said he was among the most vocal regarding not having a Christian deliver the prayer on Ash Wednesday.
“I just posed the question on why a Christian wasn’t giving the prayer on that holy day,” said the Valley City Republican who represents District 24. A posting on the District 24 Republicans’ Facebook page earlier this week called Koleilat’s planned prayer prior to the House floor session on Ash Wednesday “political correctness at its worst.”