Tennessee State Representative Rick Womick: “I Don’t Trust One Muslim in Our Military”
In this video, Rick Womick expounds upon his position:
Unsurprisingly, the Muzzy thugocracy went into high gear and called for his impeachment:
Muslims call for rebuke of Womick for remarks
MURFREESBORO — Local and national Muslims called for state officials Saturday to rebuke state Rep. Rick Womick for remarks he made that all Muslims be removed from the U.S. military.
At least one local Muslim, Saleh Sbenaty of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, went further, stating: ” … he needs to be impeached immediately.”
Womick, though, stood by his comments and offered no apology when contacted by The DNJ.
“Who are we at war with?” Womick said. “We are at war with al-Qaeda and the Taliban, who are Muslims. It’s a Catch-22. They are not allowed to kill their fellow Muslims, we’re at war with Muslims. The only solution I see is that they not be allowed in the military.”
Womick, R-Rockvale, set off a cascade of criticism for remarks that he made during an interview with Eli Clifton of thinkprogress.org Friday at an anti-Shariah conference in Nashville.
“Personally, I don’t trust one Muslim in our military,” Womick said in the interview. “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.”
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the Tennessee General Assembly to formally rebuke Womick for calling for removal of all Muslims from the military.
CAIR also called on state and national Republican Party leaders to repudiate Womick’s bigoted “un-American” comments.
Womick said Saturday he has no opinion on what CAIR had so say.
“They are a radical Islamic group,” said Womick, who fought as a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot in the first Gulf War to force Iraq’s military out of Kuwait in 1990-91. “Whatever they have to say, I choose to ignore.”
Womick’s comments particularly bother Islamic Center of Murfreesboro member Saleh Sbenaty.
“It’s really sad to see Mr. Womick’s comments coming on Veterans Day,” said Sbenaty, a 19-year MTSU professor in the Department of Engineering Technology. “He needs to be reminded that there are thousands of Muslims who serve and are serving (in the U.S. military), and there are many of them who gave up their lives to preserve the freedom of this country and the freedom that he is enjoying.”
State Rep […] Pat Marsh, R-Shelbyville, said:
“I know Rep. Womick has had some run-ins with them (Muslims) on his pilot’s job,” said Marsh, a Republican whose district includes portions of Rutherford County’s Rockvale and Blackman communities and Eagleville. “I think he’s OK to say whatever he likes. It’s free speech.”
Damn right it is!
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