Woman asked Muslim candidate for Hayward City Council if she took money from ISIS

As Hayward City Council candidate Aisha Wahab was awaiting the start of a candidate forum Thursday night, a woman seated near an aisle asked if her campaign has accepted contributions from the terrorist organization, ISIS.

Wahab told her no, and when pressed for more information, the woman said it was her understanding that much of Wahab’s impressive campaign war chest had come from outside of Hayward.

Wahab is an Afghan American who was born in the U.S. If elected to one of two open seats on the Hayward City Council next month, Wahab will become the first Afghan American elected to public office in the state.

After the forum, the woman, who would not offer her name, confirmed the exchange with Wahab, but said she offered the candidate no ill will. “I say it straight,” she said. “If I think that maybe she got money from ISIS, I’m going to ask her.”

The woman claimed Wahab’s answer was sufficient for her. When asked if she might vote for Wahab next month, she shrugged and said she wasn’t sure.

Later, outside the Hayward City Hall chambers, Wahab approached the woman and offered one of her campaign’s lawn signs, which the woman reluctantly accepted.

The incident Thursday night, however, is not isolated incident for Wahab this campaign season, she said. Others have referenced similar statements involving ISIS and terrorists.

7 thoughts on “Woman asked Muslim candidate for Hayward City Council if she took money from ISIS

  1. I was there and that’s not exactly how it happened. The lady asked since it was reported that she got money outside the City of Hayward where was her contributions from. And since 9-11 people might think she was getting money from Isis. The lady didnt reluctantly take the sign she wanted the sign. The reporter did ask her name and she gave him her first name. So when you report a story get all the facts first. The lady is white but she isnt prejudice she actually has a very good friend who is Afghan and Muslim .


  2. You know how she knew she was being an idiot? She wouldn’t give her name. Anonymity is the lifeblood of these moronic trolls. If they truly believed the things they said, they’d say them loud, proud and made sure everyone knew it. You don’t hide anything if you think you’re right.


  3. I wonder if White candidates are asked if they have taken donations from KKK?

    Fellow Americans please grow up and get to know your fellow Muslim citizens you may be pleasantly surprised..


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