Muslim Advocates Decry California Councilwoman's Facebook Posting Over Murder Trial

January 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Los Angeles Times

Wire Service: AP

https://www.dailynews.com/2010/01/29/muslim-advocates-decry-lancaster-councilwomans-facebook-post/

 

Muslim advocates are demanding an apology from a California city councilwoman for posting anti-Muslim comments on her Facebook social networking page.

Muslim organizations in California on Friday called on Lancaster Councilwoman Sherry Marquez to apologize for a comment last weekend about the 2008 beheading of Aasiya Hassan in New York.

It included the comment, "This is what the Muslim religion is all about."

Kamal Al-Khatib, president of the American Islamic Institute of Antelope Valley, denounced the remarks as bigoted and divisive to the community 50 miles north of Los Angeles.