A Republican candidate for governor in Michigan used a typical and unfounded anti-Muslim conspiracy theory during a presentation about his Muslim American Democratic rival, suggesting he is part of an unfounded Muslim plot to engage in "civilization jihad" that is subversively attempting to take over the country.
The candidate, Patrick Colbeck, who is currently a state senator of Michigan's 7th District, made the remarks about Dr. Abdul El-Sayed while delivering a slideshow at an event held by the United West in April 2018. The group has been classified as an "active anti-Muslim group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks the activity of hate organizations.
"So Hamtramck is now the first majority Muslim city council," Colbeck can be heard saying on a slide called "Position of Influence," with a picture of El-Sayed. Hamtramck is a city in Michigan.