‘The threat to humanity is Islam, period…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) A conservative minister complained about the newly elected Muslim congresswomen on his radio show Wednesday and said Congress is becoming too accommodating to Islam.
Bishop E.W. Jackson, who also ran for Senate in Virginia this year before losing the Republican primary, took on Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for saying she will seek to change the House rules to accommodate headwear on the chamber floor.
“The floor of Congress is now going to look like an Islamic republic,” Jackson said on Wednesday, according to The Hill.
“We are a Judeo–Christian country. We are a nation rooted and grounded in Christianity, and that’s that. And anybody that doesn’t like that, go live somewhere else. It’s very simple. Just go live somewhere else. Don’t try to change our country into some sort of Islamic republic or try to base our country on Sharia law.”
Omar and Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., are the first Muslim women elected to Congress.
Jackson said other congressional women would start wearing hijabs to honor Omar, not because they are Muslims themselves. Omar is leading the effort to reverse the headwear ban on the House floor, and has gained the support of Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as well as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Pelosi will have considerable influence over setting the rules when Democrats retake the House majority in January.
But Jackson said even having elected the two Muslim women into Congress signaled the derailment of traditional American values.
“The fact that we’re electing these people to Congress and electing them to office is just beyond the pale,” he said. “Now, don’t get me wrong, I believe in the freedom of religion, I believe in the First Amendment, but I’ll tell you what, I’m not voting for a Muslim to serve in any office. Me, personally, I’m not doing it. I’m not doing it. Period. I’m not doing it.”
Jackson said he’s not Islamaphobic, he just thinks the religion is inherently dangerous to the U.S.
“The threat to humanity is not merely radical Islam,” he said. “The threat to humanity is Islam, period. That’s right, I said it and I meant it.”