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On Veterans Day, State Rep. Rick Womick (R-TN) Calls for Purging Muslims from the Military

Posted in Loon Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by loonwatch

State Rep. Rick Womick (R-TN) speaks to ThinkProgress at an anti-Muslim conference in Tennessee

On Veterans Day, State Rep. Rick Womick (R-TN) Calls For Purging Muslims From The Military

By Eli Clifton and Lee Fang

ThinkProgress filed this report from the “Preserving Freedom Conference” in Nashville, TN.

State representative Rick Womick (R-TN) has made no secret of his anti-Muslim views. A New York Times article from July described Womick on the statehouse floor, warning his constuents that Islamic law was the most urgent threat to their way of life. But in an interview on the sidelines of the “Preserving Freedom Conference” at the Cornerstone Church in Madison, TN, Womick went to new extremes to paint Muslim Americans as dangerous and seditious.

In the interview, which took place on Veterans Day, Womick told ThinkProgress that “I don’t trust one Muslim in our military” and “if they truly are a devout Muslims, and follow the Quran and the Sunnah, then I feel threatened because they’re commanded to kill me.” When asked if Muslims should be forced out of the military, Womick responded “Absolutely, yeah.” Read the exchange:

FANG: What about the thousands of Muslims that are still in the military that are veterans, that are translators, that are active personnel. Is there some sort of policy solution that you’re advocating? […]

WOMICK: Personally, I don’t trust one Muslim in our military because they’re commanded to lie to us through the term called Taqiyya. And if they truly are a devout Muslim, and follow the Quran and the Sunnah, then I feel threatened because they’re commanded to kill me.

CLIFTON: You believe they should be forced out?

WOMICK: Absolutely, yeah.

Watch it:

Retreat! The Mooslims Conquer Google!

Posted in Feature, Loon-at-large with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by loonwatch
The offending Google Crescent

When we saw the Google logo this morning that comemorated Veterans day and noticed that the tip of the letter “e” from “Google” remotely resembled 1/5th of a Crescent moon, we joked about how it would be only a matter of time before some loon individual or group complained to Google about it.

Sure enough, we didn’t have to wait long before we got our loon with a severe case of Park51 syndrome! Danny Gonzalez, the Director of Communication for MAF (Moving America Forward) sent a press release accusing Google of offending American sensitivities and the sanctity of the troops by allowing 1/5th of the letter “e” to look like 1/5th of the crescent moon therefore “obviously” making it look like Islam RULES America.

In another case of “You just can’t make this up” here is press release from MAF,

Move America Forward noticed the similarity between the Islamic Crescent moon symbol and the tail of the E in the Google logo sticking out from behind the flag in the search engine’s special Veteran’s Day graphic. Visitors might see this and infer a connection and come to their own conclusions as to what Google’s intentions would be tying Islam to Veteran’s Day. This would be cause for concern and cause widespread confusion and wild theories to fly.

We have received hundreds of emails from our members who are concerned about this and wanted us to take action against Google but for now we are giving them the benefit of the doubt and saying this was probably just a mistake and the artist did not notice the similarity.

If this was a mistake by a graphic artist it should be corrected as soon as possible, so as not to further confuse people. If this was indeed done purposefully to create a link between Veteran’s Day and Islam, then Google has seriously offended many patriotic Americans and veterans of the armed services.

Whether by mistake or design, it SHOULD be corrected as soon as possible and modified so as not to so closely resemble this religious symbol.

For further details, please contact Danny Gonzalez at (714) 926-6189 or Danny@MoveAmericaForward.org (emphasis mine)

I would take Danny up on that offer to contact him. Let him know how much of a threat this really is!