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Controversy Over Anti-Muslim Comments

Updated: Thursday, April 11 2013, 09:55 PM EDT

A mountain legislator faces criticism over an email comment equating Muslims with terrorism.


Yancey County Republican Michele Presnell offered the comparison in an email to a constituent, who was criticizing Presnell's support of a bill to name an official state religion to allow prayer before county commission meetings. When asked if she would be in favor of a Muslim prayer, Presnell responded that she doesn't support terrorists. 


An American Islamic group is calling on the national Republican leaders to take action. The Council on American Islamic Relations calls the comments bigoted and wants the GOP to reject them.


Presnell has had no comment on the email.


By Megan Schiering
Follow Megan on Twitter @mschieringWLOS

Controversy Over Anti-Muslim Comments


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