Groups demand apology after TN official's 'How to wink' post

3:24 PM, Apr 30, 2013   |    comments
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A number of local and national Islamic advocacy groups are calling for an apology from Coffee County Commissioner Barry West after he apparently posted an anti-Muslim meme on his Facebook page.

It shows a man aiming a gun and bears the words, "How to wink at a Muslim."

The American Muslin Advisory Council just Tweeted a screen grab of West's post. "Demand Coffee County Commissioner Barry West apologize for his hateful post on Saturday. Call him now." It also contained a phone number.

West responded to email requests from the Tennessean. He wrote: "No I did not Twitter this .... no I did not create this picture .... yes I shared it .... so why am I being singled out?"

The identification of the two Boston Marathon bombers as Muslims of Chechen descent has produced a number of anti-Islamic incidents nationwide, the Associated Press recently reported.

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