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Letter to Wisconsin Governor on His Racist Comment Against Moroccans

By Mohamed Khamouna
Dear Governor Scott Walker:
It is a pleasure to introduce myself, Mo “Mohamed” Khamouna, a Moroccan-American, from Curtis, Nebraska.
Governor Walker, I am writing to express my shock after reading an article and listening to your speech to the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association about Moroccan immigrants coming to the United States with other motives. Mr. Walker your remarks while they might be appropriate for your audience, they are very racist and offensive to my fellow-countrymen and women.
It is really a crying shame to insult a whole nation to score political points through fear-mongering!
First, Sir the Moroccan community in the US is very small and law-abiding tax payers. Mr. Walker, I am not sure how you can justify your statement “There’s a good number from Indonesia, there are [some] from Morocco, and other places around the world, many of whom aren’t looking for work in the United States. They’ve got other motives and we need to wake up to that,” the governor said.  While there are some bad apples out there, it is unacceptable to malign or insult a people and tarnish the image of a whole nation!
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