Marvin Scott on Islam

July 1st, 2010 at 3:19 pm by under Jim Shella's Political Blog

7th District GOP candidate Marvin Scott is not backing off his position on the Muslim religion in the face of bigotry charges from Democrats.  In fact, in a statement just released, Scott appears to be baiting Rep. André Carson, 1 of just 2 Muslims in Congress, on the matter.

“My opponent is a convert to Islam,” says Scott in the statement sent out by a public relations firm. ”He made the personal decision to change his faith, and that is his sacred right.  I passionately defend his right to become a Muslim and I defend every other American’s right to practice or change their faith as they choose.  What they do not have the right to do is to replace American law with extremist Muslim Sharia law.  I believe that all Americans should join together in condemning “Muslim Extremism” and all of its ramifications.”

Here’s the kicker, ” I ask my opponent to join me in standing up, standing strong and standing against “Muslim Extremism” and Sharia law.”

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4 Responses to “Marvin Scott on Islam”

  1. wilson46201 says:

    My grandpa was in the Indiana Klan in the 1920s – he was so afraid of the Catholics & the Pope taking over the US government. Same old crap nowadays about Sharia Law. Scott should be ashamed of himself!

  2. K F says:

    There needs to be a ton more coverage of this. I am simply shocked that these smear tactics are being used. WHAT YEAR IS IT???

  3. eric says:

    Opposing Sharia Law in and of itself is not a bad thing. However, unless Marvin Scott is ready to simultaneously condemn The John Birch Society, the Tea Party factions with White Nationalist/Anti-American ties, the Texas GOP and their secessionist threats, Robert E Lee, Prescott Bush, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Pat Robertson and any number of other Right wing groups/historical figures, all of whom wish or wished to replace American law with another type of law, then he should probably quit that blathering.

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