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Muslim Advocates Decry Councilwoman Facebook Post

LANCASTER, California – Muslim advocates are demanding an apology from a California city councilwoman for posting anti-Muslim comments on her Facebook social networking page.
Muslim organizations in California on Friday called on Lancaster Councilwoman Sherry Marquez to apologize for a comment last weekend about the 2008 beheading of Aasiya Hassan in New York.
It included the comment, “This is what the Muslim religion is all about.”
Kamal Al-Khatib, president of the American Islamic Institute of Antelope Valley, denounced the remarks as bigoted and divisive to the community 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
Marquez told the City Council this week she was horrified by the killing and apologized for the effect her comments had on the city.
She did not immediately return a call for comment.
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  • cknuck

    It may not be what the Muslim religion is about but it is a activity that Muslims that is peculiar to some Muslim groups.

  • Nadya

    Beheadings have been practiced regularly throughout history. Recently, an entire cult in France developed around the “humane” punishment of the guillotine that (in French minds) epitomized the new spirit in France. Japanese soldiers in WWII regularly decapitated U.S. soldiers with the katana they carried around. Tribes in Papua New Guinea have been known to decapitate enemies.
    I don’t see how beheadings are “peculiar” to any one group when it has been so widely practiced.

  • cknuck

    Nadya its according to what century you are talking about.

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