The California State Assembly passed HR 59, a resolution declaring that August, 2016 was: “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.”
This is the first time any state has designated a calendar month to recognize Islamic ideology. Californians can thank state assemblyman Bill Quirk, D–Hayward, and everyone else who voted to pass the resolution.
HR 59 to recognize August as Muslim Appreciation & Awareness Month passes w bi-partisan support! pic.twitter.com/oKFLp7H9Je
— Bill Quirk (@AsmBillQuirk) August 1, 2016
But they aren’t thanking him. Quirk’s resolution (and tweet) was not well received:
The Daily Californian cites language from the resolution suggesting that:
“while most American Muslims ‘strive to promote peace and understanding’ and seek to uphold American values, they are nevertheless subjected to incidents of violence and vandalism.”
Of course the terrorist organization CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) weighed in, even having a press conference to push their Twitter campaign: #CanYouHearUsNow.
(Yes, the San Bernardino murders were loud and clear.)
CAIR- SF exec director @ZahraBilloo speaking at Muslim Appreciation &Awareness month celebration #CanYouHearUsNow pic.twitter.com/M9Lc8ElxkA
— CAIR-Sacramento Valley (@CAIRSacramento) August 1, 2016
Speaking of which, these two were nowhere to be seen at CAIR’s press conference: