Activists Condemn Anonymous Mailers Targeting Muslim-American Candidate In Westfield
Muslim activists are condemning anonymous mailers targeting a Muslim-American congressional candidate in Massachusetts.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations' Massachusetts chapter says the illustrated mailers attempt to "stoke fears" of Muslims.
They criticize attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud for serving on CAIR-Massachusetts' board of directors and as general counsel for The Muslims of America. The two organizations are frequent targets for right-wing groups.
John Robbins, with the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says the mailers falsely link Amatul-Wadud to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
"It's clearly someone who's not well versed in a lot of this and is just kind of parroting a lot of what that person's read from online extreme right-wing sites and hate group leadership," he said.