Press Release: ADC Condemns Tancredo Comments–Take Action Now
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is shocked and appalled by recent comments made by Republican presidential candidate Congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado. While speaking to a group of voters in Iowa, Tancredo said â€œIf it is up to me, we are going to explain that an attack on this homelandâ€¦would be followed by an attack on the holy sites in Mecca and Medina; that is the only thing I can think of that might deter somebody from doing what they would otherwise do. If I am wrong, fine, tell me, and I would be happy to do something else. But you had better find a deterrent, or you will find an attack.â€
Tancredoâ€™s comments serve only to encourage hatred towards Muslims of all ethnic backgrounds. His views are not shared by the US government; Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey of the State Department called Tancredoâ€™s recent comments â€œreprehensibleâ€ and â€œabsolutely crazyâ€.
ADC asks our members to contact Congressman Tancredo concerning his remarks. For more information on contacting Congressman Tancredo, please visit: http://www.adc.org/index.php?id=3147 .