Update: Muslim Groups Not Satisfied with Tancredo’s Apology

July 31, 2005

Source: The Denver Post


On July 31, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's remarks about bombing Islamic holy sites, including Mecca, were so inflammatory and insensitive that a simple apology is not enough, Muslim officials said Saturday at a Denver rally. 'He needs to be removed from office,' said Gerald Muhammad, a Nation of Islam minister from Denver. 'We're not going to stop pushing until he is censored. We can't afford to have a man like that in office.' Muhammad, who said Tancredo's comments were racist, was one of several Muslim leaders who spoke to a crowd of about 200 people at Civic Center on Saturday afternoon for the 'With Justice Comes Peace' rally... Tancredo told a Muslim group Wednesday that he was sorry if anyone was offended by his comments. But his spokesman, Will Adams, stressed that Tancredo stands by his initial remarks and would not apologize for what was said."