Via Herald Online:

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is under pressure to apologize publicly for posing for a photograph over the weekend with Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician known widely for his hostility towards immigrants and Islam.

“The vile anti-Muslim bigotry spewed by Mr. Wilders stands at odds with the values of religious freedom and pluralism that Senator Graham took an oath to defend,” Robert McCaw, the government affairs director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said in a statement Monday evening.

“Senator Graham must immediately apologize for appearing in this photo and issue a strong repudiation of the vile, Islamophobic views endorsed by Mr. Wilders,” McCaw continued. “American Muslims in South Carolina and across the country will be watching.”