Sunday, March 03, 2019

Anti-Muslim Display In West Virginia Capitol Sparks Controversy

WV News and NBC News report on an anti-Muslim display and pamphlets set up in the West Virginia Capitol Rotunda as part of "WVGOP Day" by the organization ACT for America. According to NBC:
The display featured a picture of the World Trade Center in New York City as a fireball exploded from the one of the Twin Towers, set above a picture of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is Muslim.
"'Never forget' - you said. . ." read a caption on the first picture. "I am the proof - you have forgotten," read the caption under the picture of Omar, who is wearing a hijab....
Several Democrats strongly objected to the display, and got into an argument with the House's sergeant at arms, Anne Lieberman, who allegedly remarked that "All Muslims are terrorists." Lieberman resigned Friday night.  Republican House speaker Roger Hanshaw issued a statement saying in part:
The West Virginia House of Delegates unequivocally rejects hate in all of its forms.