The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, has called on Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker to apologize for his claim that there are only a “handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam. ” Walker, who is governor of the state of Wisconsin, made that claim while campaigning in New Hampshire.
“These types of inaccurate statements reflect a lack of understanding of Islam and Muslims that is, frankly, not presidential,” CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw, said in a statement.
“If Mr. Walker believes only a ‘handful’ of Muslims are moderate or reasonable, then he is ignoring the very clear reality that violent extremists murder more Muslims than they do people of any other faith.
“If you’re fighting a war, you’ve got to identify who the enemy is loud and clear,” Walker said.
“We’ve said it repeatedly: It’s radical Islamic terrorism.”
“It is a war against not only America and Israel, it’s a war against Christians, it’s a war against Jews, it’s a war against even the handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam who don’t share the radical beliefs that these radical Islamic terrorists have.”