The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE welcomes the news of the resignation of Minnesota's Big Stone County GOP Chair Jack Whitley after his outrageous and offensive Facebook posts, calling Muslims “parasites” and advocating to “frag 'em” in Mecca.
Whitley was also terminated from his hardware store job. His resignation from his position as GOP County Chair came at the request of fellow Republicans.
Regardless of what side of the aisle you are on, hate against any group of people by a public official is unacceptable and sends the wrong message to the community at large. We commend Whitley’s colleagues who requested that he resign immediately. Their swift action sends a message that this type of rhetoric will not be tolerated.
Last week, the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), which powers the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, signed a letter urging the Minnesota Republican Party to remove Jack Whitley, effective immediately. Read the letter here.
TAKE ON HATE, sponsored by the National Network for Arab American Communities, is a multi-year, grassroots campaign to challenge this country’s growing prejudice and persistent misconception of Arab and Muslim Americans, including refugees of Arab and Muslim descent.
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