Chicago Cubs’ Muslim Fans Want Action After Team Patriarch’s Islamophobic Emails

dimsSource: Huffington Post

American Muslim fans of the Chicago Cubs want strong action after revelations this week that the patriarch of the family that owns the team for years emailed racist jokes and Islamophobic conspiracy theories.

The email exchanges between Joe Ricketts, the billionaire TD Ameritrade founder and Republican megadonor who purchased the Chicago Cubs in 2009, and various family and friends reportedly contained language that portrayed Islam as a “cult” and painted Muslims as the “enemy.”

Both Ricketts and his son Tom Ricketts, the team’s chairman, have apologizedfor the emails, first published by Splinter on Monday.

But more has to be done to repair the now-damaged relationship between the Chicago Cubs and Muslim fans, Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told HuffPost.

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Categories: America, Islamophobia, USA

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