Muslim groups, others call for Romney apology

A coalition of Muslim and civil-libertarian organizations yesterday demanded that Gov. Mitt Romney apologize for suggesting earlier this week that some mosques be wiretapped. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Massachusetts delivered a letter, co-signed by 21 other organizations, saying Romney’s comments depicted Muslims living in the United States as potential or actual terrorists.

“Governor Romney, the safety of Massachusetts is built upon the trust all residents – citizens and immigrants – have in their government,” the letter stated. “Your willingness to profile and scapegoat an entire community based on religious affiliation only serves to erode trust and increase fear.”

Lowell Sun, 17 September 2005

See also Boston Globe, 17 September 2005