Friday, February 24, 2006

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's decision to appoint an official from the Nation of Islam to a hate crimes commission is raising some concerns

Associated Press:

Blagojevich picked Claudette Marie Muhammad to serve on The Governor's Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes.

She's chief of protocol for the Nation of Islam -- which is led by Louis Farrakhan, who's been accused of making anti-Semitic comments.

Also on the commission is Lonnie Nasatir of the Anti-Defamation League.

Nasatir said he isn't judging Muhammad, but he's concerned because of her connection to the Nation of Islam.

The governor's office said it stands behind her appointment.

Spokeswoman Cheryle Jackson said the commission's goal is to have people of different backgrounds work together to fight discrimination.

Farrakhan adviser on gov's hate crime panel

Governor's appointment of Nation of Islam official draws criticism

2 Comments:

At 6:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Governor's Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes"

That such an taxpayer supported organization exists ought to also 'raise some concerns'. But it probably won't.

 
At 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are politicians going to stop pandering to minorities over this whole "hate crimes" nonsense?

 

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