Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed gets heated during debate
Paul Joseph Watson
May 14, 2018
Michigan’s first ever Muslim candidate for governor caused controversy when he told his Republican opponent during a debate, “Muslims hate you.”
Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed is running as a Democrat in the August 7 primary. Michigan has the United States’ highest concentration of Muslims and recently had a case involving a potential honor killing. Two metro Detroit doctors were also recently accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on four children.
As Leo Hohmann explains, the exchange began when, “Sayed refused to answer a question from the moderator about the Islamic legal system known as Sharia.”
Sayed’s Republican opponent Patrick Colbeck then complained that he was being smeared as an Islamophobe simply for being critical of the Muslim Brotherhood.
“They pitched this comment around my concern about the Muslim Brotherhood as a concern about Muslims in general. I love Muslims. It’s not an issue. The issue is about terrorist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood,” said Colbeck.
Sayed shot back by angrily accusing Colbeck of being a racist.
“What frustrates me more is not that you have blatant racism on the part of certain people, but what frustrates me more is in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, is not when bad people speak out but when good people fail to speak out, and what I have not heard is the Republicans on this panel, decisively and swiftly call out this kind of Islamophobia, this kind of racism, in the context that they are wanting to represent the state that has the highest per-capita number of Muslim Americans in the country,” said Sayed.
He then explicitly told Colbeck that Muslims hate him.
“Now you may not hate Muslims, but I’ll tell you, Muslims definitely hate you!,” said Sayed.
Dick Manasseri, spokesman for…