Barely Literate Oklahoma Republicans Try To Help You Understand Islam
[su_right_ad]It’s bad enough that they’re illiterate about Islam. But that’s understandable. More troubling is their lack of understanding of basic English.
The whole kerfuffle started Monday when Rep. John Bennett shared a link on his Facebook to “Sharia Unveiled,” along with a personal note straight out of a fifth-grade book report:
(For the record: “Islam” is a noun; “Muslim” may be used as a noun or an adjective; the adage is “one and the same.”)
The Council on American Islamic Relations protested Bennett’s comments, but Dave Weston, Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman backed had Bennett’s back:
“It seems as if their attack on his comments is disingenuous at best,” Weston said. “Here’s why. If we as Americans were ruled by Islam, then Christians and Jews like you and I could only keep practicing our faith if we paid a protection tax. But if you’re Christian or Jewish and don’t immediately convert to Islam, they imminently decapitate you. This is proven by ongoing observation around the world today.”
“If they’re legitimate in wanting to come to the table and have an honest discourse, they can prove that by acknowledging the Jewish Holocaust happened…”
Perhaps before you criticize another religion and culture it would be wise to understand your own.[su_csky_ad]