After the flap about the Pope's speech in Regensburg, local US House Rep. Tom Tancredo wrote a letter to the Pope supporting his statements. An opportunistic attempt to ride the papal coattails, end of story.
Tancredo provoked the ire of a congressional staffer of Colorado US Rep. John Salazar, a staffer who started the Congressional Muslim Staffers Association. So now Ms. Nayyera Haq is a campaign issue. See
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