CAIR-LA Applauds GOP for Ousting Villa Park Councilwoman
Pauly Expressed anti-Muslim Hatred, Aligned with 'former Segregationist'
(ANAHEIM, CA, 5/22/12) -- The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today applauded the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee for reprimanding the committee's First Vice Chair Deboarah Pauly by voting her out of her vice chair position. Pauly is also a Villa Park councilwoman.
The Councilwoman, who previously threatened violence at Muslim families, was recently exposed for aligning with and later failing to distance herself from a 'former segregationist' and white supremacist Robert Walters. Walters served as campaign manager for former Alabama Governor George Wallace, who advocated against desegregation.
Committee Chair Scott Baugh made a motion at Monday's meeting to remove Pauly from her position. The motion passed 47 to 16.
"We commend the Orange County Republican Party's central committee for making the right moral move by sanctioning Deborah Pauly and her racist politics," said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush. "It is healthy and perfectly democratic to have differing political views but as Americans, we must not tolerate any divisive, bigoted politics in our midst."
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Last year, Pauly along with other elected officials spoke at an anti-Muslim hate rally in Yorba Linda, held in response to a Muslim charity event organized to raise money for the homeless and women's shelters.
At the rally, she said: "These who are assembling are enemies of America. They are your enemy. They are my enemy because they seek to destroy it." The councilwoman added, "I know quite a few Marines who will be happy to help these terrorists [as she pointed toward the community center where the fundraising event was being held] to an early meeting in paradise."
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CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Manager Munira Syeda, 714-776-1847, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org