Muslim Advocates Decry California Councilwoman's Facebook Posting Over Murder Trial

January 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Los Angeles Times

Wire Service: AP,0,7568138.story

Muslim advocates are demanding an apology from a California city councilwoman for posting anti-Muslim comments on her Facebook social networking page.

Muslim organizations in California on Friday called on Lancaster Councilwoman Sherry Marquez to apologize for a comment last weekend about the 2008 beheading of Aasiya Hassan in New York.

It included the comment, "This is what the Muslim religion is all about."

Kamal Al-Khatib, president of the American Islamic Institute of Antelope Valley, denounced the remarks as bigoted and divisive to the community 50 miles north of Los Angeles.