The Douglas County, Colorado, Republican Party shared a Facebook post this week stating that Muslims in Congress who express specific ideas are terrorists.
The post, which has been spreading on Facebook, states:
“Every time a Moslem (sic) stands up in Congress and tells us they will change the Constitution, impeach our President, or vote for Socialism, remember you said you would never forget. They said they would destroy us from within.”
Some commenters on the Douglas County Facebook page scolded the group for posting bigoted statement.
Stephen Allen, Chair of the Douglas County Republican Party, didn’t respond to an email seeking comment on the Facebook share.
Last week, state Sen. Vicki Marble (R-Greeley) “liked” the same anti-Muslim meme.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Friday called on Marble to apologize.
“Would Senator Marble like posts supporting the KKK or neo-Nazis?” asked CAIR’s Acting Board Chair Krista Cole in a news release. “Islamophobia, just like anti-Semitism or bigotry of any kind, should not be tolerated and we call on the Senator to immediately apologize.”