USA: Hispanic, Islamic Groups Want Tancredo Out - AP
- Hispanic, Islamic Groups Want Tancredo Out
Monday July 25, 2005 8:31 PM
By STEVEN K. PAULSON
Associated Press Writer
DENVER (AP) - Hispanic and Islamic groups called on
Rep. Tom Tancredo to resign Monday, saying he has
embarrassed Colorado by suggesting bombing Islamic
holy sites if terrorists launch a nuclear attack on
They also criticized the GOP congressman's staunch
advocacy of tougher immigration controls.
``Enough is enough. We're here to say 'Stop,'''
Hispanic activist Manolo Gonzalez-Estay told a crowd
of about 200 at the state Capitol.
Abdur-Rahim Ali, imam of a Muslim shrine in Denver,
said Tancredo's statement that ``you could take out''
Islamic holy sites in a retaliatory attack was
``What would happen if a prominent Muslim made that
statement about Catholic holy places like the
Vatican?'' asked Ali.
Tancredo was traveling and unavailable for comment.
His spokesman, Will Adams, said the four-term
congressman has no intention of apologizing or
``They are a lot more upset about what he stands for,
our nation's security and border policy, than anything
else,'' Adams said.
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