Update: Lawmakers Walk Out of Muslim Prayer in Washington State House

March 4, 2003

Source: CAIR

On March 4, 2003 CAIR issued a press release stating that "(CAIR) today called on state and national Republican leaders to condemn a walkout by two members of that party during a Muslim prayer opening Monday's session of the Washington State House of Representatives... 'Such divisive actions by elected leaders can only serve to increase discrimination against ordinary American Muslims and harm our nation's image and interests worldwide,' said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. Awad urged state and national Republican leaders to repudiate the lawmakers' walkout and to apologize to Washington's Muslim community."