Tell Rep. Joe Walsh: End the Vitriolic Rhetoric
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Tell Rep. Joe Walsh: End the Vitriolic Rhetoric

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      Standing on the Side of Love

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November 2012

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From Standing on the Side of Love On Tuesday, November 6, Rep. Joe Walsh lost his bid for re-election in Illinois' 8th Congressional District. Clearly, his hateful rhetoric on this & other important issues alienated his constituents.

At a recent town hall meeting, Congressman Joe Walsh of Illinois’ 8th District made a number of insensitive and inflammatory comments about the American Muslim community. These kinds of comments are not helpful to our national conversation and perpetuate a culture of violence against American Muslims.

The following weekend, two different Muslim houses of worship were subject to violent, hateful attacks and a number of Muslim graves were vandalized in nearby Chicago suburbs. 

Violent rhetoric, like the language so often employed by Rep. Walsh, normalizes and enables this kind of violence. Rep. Walsh’s comments were inappropriate, unacceptable, and exemplify all-too-common rhetoric that perpetuates a culture of violence against American Muslims.

We must speak out against this kind of hatred and intolerance. Please join us in asking Rep. Joe Walsh to apologize for his inflammatory comments and put an end to his vitriolic rhetoric.

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    1. Joe Walsh Loses Bid for Re-Election

      On Tuesday, November 6, Rep. Joe Walsh lost his bid for re-election in Illinois' 8th Congressional District. Clearly, his hateful & divisive rhetoric--both on this and other issues--alienated his constituents. Thank you for speaking out in favor of love and understanding instead of hate and violence.

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    • Ali Bukhari GLEN ELLYN, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      To stop hate amoung fellow Americans and stop people like Mr. Walsh to spread hate amoung Americans

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    • Ellen Atkins MO, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      Stop inflammatory talk about American Muslims. Devisiveness is not helpful.

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    • Lorraine Fontana ATLANTA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Hate is hateful. :-)

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    • Nikolas Spayne ELGIN, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because I believe hate speech has no place in our public politics.

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    • Marguerite Lovett LONG BEACH, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Rep. Walsh's rhetoric appeals to our baser instincts and is not intended to build a better and stronger America.

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