Anti-Muslim Signs at W. Va. Capitol Roil State, Draw Outrage

The Associated Press’s Anthony Izaguirre reports, “An anti-Muslim poster outside the West Virginia House of Delegates chamber falsely connecting a freshman congresswoman to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has drawn strong rebukes from local and national lawmakers, while causing the resignation of a Capitol staffer and the reported injury of another.” The sign, which was displayed on a table with other Islamophobic flyers, depicted an image of the burning World Trade Center next to Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is Muslim. Izaguirre writes, “One lawmaker admitted to getting so mad that he kicked a House door open, which resulted in a doorkeeper being physically injured, according to the speaker of the House. Another delegate grew furious, saying he had heard a staffer make an anti-Muslim remark.”

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