Ilhan Omar, CAIR urge Biden admin to appoint ‘Islamophobia’ envoy

Ilhan Omar, CAIR urge Biden admin to appoint ‘Islamophobia’ envoy
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[Ed. – The American people are the best “Islamophobia” envoys.  Even in a time of social division, animus against Muslims is comparatively low in the U.S.  This smells much more like trying to make political Islam a protected class.]

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it’s been calling for the government to appoint a special envoy to monitor and combat “Islamophobia” for two decades, but with President Biden in office and lawmakers led by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) promoting the issue, it is hopeful of success.

Omar and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday, urging him to create a special envoy, and asking him to “specifically include anti-Muslim violence per se” in the State Department’s next annual human rights report.

They joined several Democratic colleagues and CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad at a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday to announce the initiative.

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