Three civil rights groups are condemning remarks made by a Republican National Committee member and former state representative from Michigan, reports The News Herald.
Dave Agema wrote on his Facebook page “Have you ever seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life?”
The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Michigan Muslim Community Council, and the National Network for Arab American Communities are calling on the Michigan GOP to condemn the remarks which it called “inaccurate, divisive and unrepresentative of the official values articulated by the Republican Party.”
““Muslims positively contribute to American society as all other religious groups, including serving in the military and law enforcement to operating free health clinics, soup kitchens and social service centers. Agema’s attempt to marginalize American Muslims is deplorable and should be denounced by the leadership of the party of Abraham Lincoln,” the groups said in a joint statement.
You can read more reaction to Agema’s remarks in the News Herald.