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Dem Muslim Candidate for Michigan Governor Tells GOP Opponent: "Muslims Hate You"


Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed gets heated during debate

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.