Mass. Muslims Fire Back At Cahill Over Comments

June 10, 2010

Author: Caitlin Yoshiko Buysse and Russell Contreras

Source: The Bay State Banner

Muslim leaders in Massachusetts fired back Friday at gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill, who they accused of making “bigoted” statements after Gov. Deval Patrick met with members of the Muslim community.

In a statement, a coalition of Muslim leaders called Cahill’s remarks “bigoted ... undignified” and “anti-democratic,” and said the governor has a right to meet with members of all religious backgrounds.

Patrick met last month with around 1,200 Massachusetts Muslim leaders who wanted to raise awareness about their faith and become more civically engaged.