More than 50 nonprofit organizations are calling on President-elect Donald Trump to drop retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his national security adviser.

"General Flynn's appointment as National Security Advisor is a frightening prospect for anyone who values America's national security and ability to promote stability and prosperity around the globe. We call on you to rescind it immediately," the group wrote in a letter to Trump on Monday.

The letter was signed by 53 nonprofits, including liberal groups J Street and MoveOn.Org.

The group blasted Flynn for his "Islamophobic statements" and for peddling "anti-Muslim conspiracy theories."

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