Tuesday, October 23, 2007

State legislator refuses gift of Koran

This state legislator was offered a copy of the Koran as an intercultural exchange by the Oklahoma Muslim community, and he refused it. He said that "Most Oklahomans do not endorse the idea of killing innocent women and children in the name of ideology.” Yeah, that's true - and most Muslims don't endorse that idea either.

He also said two other things that should really get him booted out of the State Legislature for being both a blatant racist and an utter idiot:

1) "I don’t know of another religion or ideology that employs terrorism and the threat of terrorism," and

2) "I don’t know any Christians who run around using the Bible as their basis of justification or instruction booklet to keep killing innocent people."

Apparently, with quote number 2, he's completely forgotten about, oh gee, what was that called, oh yeah:

THE CRUSADES.

THE SPANISH INQUISITION.

POGROMS AGAINST JEWS THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE AGES.

I'm sorry - you just can't say that Christianity is a peaceful religion and Islam is a terrorist religion. You just can't say that. And people like this guy and Glenn Beck should be called to task for saying things like that. I'm scared for the Muslim community in this country - the rhetoric is getting to the point that it sounds like Germany, 1935, against the Jews. Vicious lies and xenophobia are being mainstreamed in a really dangerous way.

I'd really like to see this guy impeached for this.

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