ADL Condemns Rick Womick’s ‘Shameful, Deeply Disturbing’ Anti-Muslim Comments

The Anti-Defamation League added its voice to the groups condemning remarks made by Tennessee State Rep. Rick Womick (R-Murfreesboro). Womick, in remarks first reported by ThinkProgress, called for Muslims to be purged from the military. The ADL press release reads, “In a letter sent to Tennessee State Representative Rick Womick today, the Anti-Defamation League called on Womick to repudiate his ‘shameful, deeply disturbing’ remarks regarding Islam and Muslim Americans serving in the U.S. Military.” “Singling out and stereotyping the entire Muslim American community for special scrutiny or suspicion is discriminatory and offensive,” said Bill Nigut, Southeast regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in his letter to Womick. “As there are numerous Americans of Islamic faith bravely and diligently serving our nation in the U.S. Armed Forces, your statements about Muslims in the military are particularly shameful and outrageous.”