Alderman To Resident: You Support Terrorism, Right?
[su_right_ad]Because if you have a foreign-sounding name you want to kill America, right?
When Heba Mohammad, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, emailed Alderman Chris Wery to ask if transportation would be provided for midterm elections in two weeks, Wery immediately called her religious and political affiliations into question—assuming she might have ties to Islamic extremist groups. Because, you know, that’s totally normal for an elected official to do.
Wery’s response, in part:
UWGB is my alma mater. I am just curious, you are the founder of the Muslim Student Organization at UWGB?…
I just want to be assured that your group in no way promotes or defends militant Islamic ideology or Sharia law. Do you and the MSA condemn both of those as well as terrorist groups such as Hamas?
To be clear, I am offended that our conversation has taken this direction… I certainly hope that we can get back to the issue I originally emailed you about, especially because there are a number of people who agree that free transportation is a must for Election Day.
She later said the veteran alderman’s “instant suspicion” was most likely due to her name.
Wery apologized to Mohammed. He told the Green Bay Press-Gazette, “I phrased it wrong. It was the wrong setting.”[su_csky_ad]