October 22, 2014 9:12 pm -

[su_right_ad]Because if you have a foreign-sounding name you want to kill America, right?

When Heba Mohammad, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, emailed Alderman Chris Wery to ask if transportation would be provided for midterm elections in two weeks, Wery immediately called her religious and political affiliations into question—assuming she might have ties to Islamic extremist groups. Because, you know, that’s totally normal for an elected official to do.

Wery’s response, in part:

UWGB is my alma mater. I am just curious, you are the founder of the Muslim Student Organization at UWGB?…

I just want to be assured that your group in no way promotes or defends militant Islamic ideology or Sharia law. Do you and the MSA condemn both of those as well as terrorist groups such as Hamas?

Mohammed responded:

To be clear, I am offended that our conversation has taken this direction… I certainly hope that we can get back to the issue I originally emailed you about, especially because there are a number of people who agree that free transportation is a must for Election Day.
She later said the veteran alderman’s “instant suspicion” was most likely due to her name.

Wery apologized to Mohammed. He told the Green Bay Press-Gazette, “I phrased it wrong. It was the wrong setting.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

22 responses to Alderman To Resident: You Support Terrorism, Right?

  1. tiredoftea October 22nd, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    “I phrased it wrong. It was the wrong setting.”. He added, “I spoke in plain English and didn’t use any of our code phrases to mask my racism and bigotry.” There, FTFY!

    • Roctuna October 23rd, 2014 at 7:30 am

      I got the “FY” part but what’s the “FT”?

      • kathy October 23rd, 2014 at 10:35 am

        Fixed that for ya

      • tiredoftea October 23rd, 2014 at 12:46 pm has most of these things.

  2. allison1050 October 22nd, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    The sob.

    • tracey marie October 22nd, 2014 at 9:42 pm


      • rg9rts October 23rd, 2014 at 7:54 am


  3. Tommy6860 October 22nd, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    “I phrased it wrong”, uh huh, only after he is outed for phrasing it exactly as his paranoid bigoted mind had his mouth spew.

  4. whatthe46 October 22nd, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    “I phrased it wrong. It was the wrong setting.” no you didn’t. you meant exactly what you said and you believed in what you said. why do they backtrack? jackass. and what would have been the right setting, out of her earshot?

  5. ExPFCWintergreen October 22nd, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    “I just want to be assured that you in no way support anything that will keep making me soil my big boy pants in fear.”

  6. tracey marie October 22nd, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    You phrased nothing wrong and there is NO setting for you to ask such offensive and hatefilled questions.

    • rg9rts October 23rd, 2014 at 7:53 am


  7. Carla Akins October 22nd, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Or he’s a reactionary racist and shouldn’t be holding public office.

  8. arc99 October 22nd, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    We have a business owner being hailed as standing up for what is right by refusing to serve Muslim customers.

    We have an elected official who based on nothing other than a person’s name, immediately suspects them of being terrorist sympathizers.

    Take a good long look boys and girls, this is the world we will live in if right wingers are in charge. Ignorant bigotry will be patriotic. The first amendment and article 6 will not apply to Muslims. To paraphrase an old axiom, after they take away the rights of Muslims, what makes you think you will not be next.

    “”””But he saw too that in America the struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst Fascists were they who disowned the word ‘Fascism’ and preached enslavement to Capitalism under the style of Constitutional and Traditional Native American Liberty.”””

    – Sinclair Lewis From It Can’t Happen Here (1935)-

    • fahvel October 23rd, 2014 at 3:38 am

      you make my mornings Arc – thanks for being one of the few sound – non hysterical – voices on this site.

  9. searambler October 22nd, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Bet he’d never consider asking Piyush Jindal if HE supports terrorism…..

  10. jasperjava October 23rd, 2014 at 1:16 am

    What would be the “right” setting for such bigoted remarks? A Klan rally?

    • Roctuna October 23rd, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Any gathering of two or more talibaggers

  11. rg9rts October 23rd, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Any wagers on party affiliation???

    • Michael Moerland October 23rd, 2014 at 9:09 am

      lol, you took the words right out of my keyboard.

    • Bill Grant October 23rd, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Need we even ask?

  12. dragontech64 October 23rd, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    “I phrased it wrong. It was the wrong setting.”

    What is the correct setting to insult the voter?