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."
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
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?"
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.