Friday, January 31, 2014

The Only Good Indian

Is a dead Indian.  Remember that lovely saying?  Well, apparently, when it comes to Muslims, even being dead is not good enough:

"A Tennessee congressman recently called it “unfortunate” that state laws allowed a local mosque — a victim of arson that gained national attention several years ago — to build a new cemetery on its grounds.

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) took to Facebook last Friday to inform his constituents that he had heard their concerns about the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro being permitted to construct a cemetery on its grounds loud and clear and shared their worries.

“Friends, I have received numerous calls over the last couple of weeks regarding the Murfreesboro mosque cemetery,” DesJarlais wrote. “Although this is a state issue, I am deeply concerned over the impact it might have on our community.”

He is "deeply concerned" over the impact it might have on his community, if some dead Muslims are buried there.  And what impact might that be?  Are they going to spread cholera?  Are they going to turn into zombies and eat the good, God-fearing Christians who live in Murfreesboro?  What, exactly, is the danger posed by the presence of a Muslim cemetery?

No one (least of all Scott DesJarlais) seems to have an answer for that,  but still, here's an opportunity to stir up fear and hatred in their ignorant, racist base, and when did a Republican ever turn his back on that?

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