A controversial MSNBC guest who sparked a fierce backlash after he accused Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of “trying to scrub some of the brown off his skin” is also a donor to President Barack Obama, according to political contribution records.
Arsalan Iftikhar, an attorney and member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), caused a stir on Monday when he made comments many interpreted as racist during an interview with newsreader Alex Wagner.
Iftikhar donated at least $250 dollars to Obama in 2004, according to Open Secrets, which tracks political contributions. Iftikhar listed his occupation as “CAIR” on the records.
MSNBC told Mediaite that it would not have Iftikhar back on as a guest.
— Matt Duss (@mattduss) January 19, 2015
He’s really big on non-existent Islamophobia:
— Arsalan Iftikhar™ (@TheMuslimGuy) January 17, 2015
Clearly he must not have wide viewing habits when it comes to news.
FACT: 12 white people killed in Paris…Every world leader comes to unity rally…2000 black people killed in Nigeria…Not a peep by anyone
— Arsalan Iftikhar™ (@TheMuslimGuy) January 18, 2015