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CAIR-Florida calls for resignation of Hallandale Beach Commissioner after accusing U.S. Congresswoman of being an anti-Semite who might blow up Capitol Hill

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(Miami, FL – 1/15/19) The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today condemned Hallandale Commissioner Annabelle Lima-Taub’s Facebook Islamophobic statements alleging that Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib might ‘blow up’ Capitol Hill.
 
The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that “…[a] Jewish commissioner from Hallandale Beach has accused a Muslim congresswoman from Michigan of being an anti-Semite who might ‘…blow up Capitol Hill.’” The report continues to state that Hallandale Commissioner Lima-Taub signed an online petition seeking to remove Congresswoman Tlaib from office and posted the petition on her personal Facebook page stating, “She [Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib] is a danger and (I) would not put it past her to become a martyr and blow up Capitol Hill.”
 
 
CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo Ruiz stated, “Holding a public office comes with great responsibilities. Xenophobic stereotypes shall not be embraced by any elected official. CAIR-Florida strongly condemns the disgraceful racist and Islamophobic statements published by Commissioner Annabelle Lima-Taub. Her un-American, xenophobic statements establish that she is unfit to hold the Commissioner’s seat. She must apologize immediately and follow up with her resignation.”
 
About CAIR-Florida / Acerca de CAIR-Florida
 
CAIR-Florida's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
 
La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
 
Media Contact:
 
Wilfredo Ruiz
Communications Director
305.502.6749
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