Romney meets privately with Lt. Gen. Boykin

CAIR Asks Romney to Explain Meeting with Infamous Islamophobe

PR Newswire

Muslim rights group questions why candidate willing to hold private meeting with anti-Muslim extremist

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to clarify his decision to meet privately with a key figure in the Islamophobia movement, retired Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin.

Boykin asserts that “[Islam] should not be protected under the First Amendment,” that there should be “no mosques in America” and that there can be no interfaith dialogue or cooperation between Muslims and Christians. In 2003, President Bush rebuked Boykin for his anti-Muslim stance.

Earlier this year, Boykin’s extreme viewpoints resulted in him withdrawing from a prayer breakfast at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. CAIR and, a coalition of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, had both asked the academy to retract the invitation because of Boykin’s Islamophobic views…

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H/T Blazing Cat Fur,  If you needed 1 reason to vote for Romney… this is it.

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