Muslims in the United States of America should be purged from the military because “they are commanded to lie…through the term called Taqiyya”, says Republican Representative from Tennesse Rick Wormick.
In an interview with ThinkProgress on Veterans Day, Wormick, a former fighter pilot said that he does not trust any Muslim in the US military because,”if they truly are devout Muslims, and follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah, then I feel threatened because they are commanded to kill me.”
Specifically asked whether the Muslims should be forced out of the army, Wormick answered with a resounding “Absolutely, yeah.”
This is not the first time that Rick Wormick has made such scandalous remarks. In one interview on the sidelines of the “Preserving Freedom Conference” held at the Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tennessee, Wormick went to the extent of describing Muslim Americans as dangerous and seditious.
In July 2011, The New York Times also reported that Wormick warned of a new threat to his constituents’ way of life, which is Islamic Law. He is further reported to have said that he had been studying the Qur’an and came up with a conclusion that Shariah, “is not just an expression of faith but a political and legal system that seeks world domination.”
Wormick is actually a co-sponsor of a Tennessee bill that, if passed in its original form, would make it illegal to practice Islam in that state.
Wormick is not alone in this rhetoric against Muslims, Republican candidates, elected officials and activists have intensified their campaign against what they describe as the menace of Islamic Law in the United States.
In fact, according to The New York Times, more than a dozen states in the US have already considered measures that restrict judges from from consulting Shariah in disputes between Muslims.
Unsurprisingly, the mastermind behind all this campaign against the Shariah in the US is a 56 year old Hasidic Jew, David Yerushalmi who is a lawyer by profession. He is the one who has drafted the anti-Shariah legislation which has caught the attention of prominent Americans like the Republican presidential candidates, Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann, who in July signed a pledge that once voted into office, they will reject Islamic Law.
“Mr. Yerushalmi has reportedly written privately financed reports, filed lawsuits against the government and drafted the model legislation that recently swept through the country – all with the effect of casting Shariah as one of the greatest threats to American freedom since the cold war”, reports The New York Times.
“If this thing (anti-Shariah statues) passed in every state without friction, it would have not served its purpose. The purpose was heuristic – to get people asking this question, ‘What is Shariah?'” Mr Yerushalmi said in one of the many interviews.
Three states have already passed the anti-Shariah legislation into law.
It is therefore not surprising that elected officials like Wormick has no decency in denouncing Muslims publicly and calling for their expulsion from the military as they have influential private financiers and activists who are championing for the same cause.
There are currently 3,500 Muslims who are serving in the US military and they are faced with the dilemma of fighting America’s endless wars in Muslim lands where innocent women and children are killed mercilessly.