Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina refused to insult Muslims after a voter in Spencer, Iowa, asked her a question rife with bigotry on Oct. 15 (video below).
“Especially the Muslims are really raising heck right now,” a male voter told Fiorina, notes Mediaite.com.
“They want to change our whole country to suit them," the voter added. "If they don’t like the United States, get out of here! Take your camel and beat it!”
Well, you know people are so frustrated and angry with the immigration situation. Let me say, that one of the most important things that about this nation is that we judge people as individuals ... So I’m not willing to condemn any group of people. I’m willing to judge each individual.
Fiorina got slammed in August by conservative Republicans for a speech she made on Sept. 26, 2001, as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, reported NBC News.
It had barely been two weeks since the 9/11 attack, and anti-Muslim sentiment was riding high at the time. Fiorina expressed concern about her Hewlett-Packard colleagues "who are of Middle Eastern descent or who practice the Muslim religion here in the US and abroad."
Fiorina also said the "gifts [of Muslim civilizations] are very much a part of our heritage."