Monday, July 18, 2016

Muslim Group Distributes Islamophobia Medicine at RNC Convention

By Chris Fuchs
"Islamophoben," a satirical "medicine" that cures Islamophobia distributed by CAIR at the Republican National Convention. Chris Fuchs / NBC News
OHIO---A Muslim civil rights organization kicked off the first day of the Republican National Convention in downtown Cleveland with a news conference Monday morning, criticizing GOP officials and presumptive nominee Donald Trump for what it says are their anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim stances. In a satirical move, CAIR also handed out packets of "Islamophobin" — a mock medicine (actually chewing gum) to cure Islamophobia. The packaging says Islamophobin treats "blind intolerance" and "unthinking bigotry" and advises patients to "take two and call a Muslim in the morning." [link]

CAIR national executive director Nihad Awad and Julia Shearson, executive director of the Cleveland chapter of CAIR Ohio, at a CAIR press conference. Chris Fuchs / NBC News