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Muslim group blasts Agema's 'camel jockeys' comment
by Mark Hicks
A Muslim advocacy group is calling on the governor to condemn a controversial Michigan Republican National Committee member's recent online comments interpreted as referring to people of Middle East ancestry as "camel jockeys."
The Facebook post, which the Council on American-Islamic Relations shared on the group's own Facebook page this week, was Dave Agema's response to an article on gopthedailydose.com about Islamic extremists overseas allegedly training in captured fighter jets with Iraqi defector pilots.
"I wouldn't be too concerned over this. American or Isrseli (sic) fighter pilots could take all of these out in a single day," Agema wrote in the Oct. 19 post. "We had a saying in the Air Force that camel jockeys don't make good fighter pilots and the Israelis proved this to be accurate."
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