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ACT! For America Puts Up Extremist Propaganda Booth in Bartlett

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Festival booth sparks outrage in Bartlett

BARTLETT, TN -(WMC-TV) – A booth at a festival for family fun is sparking outrage in Bartlett. Action News 5 received calls about a booth covered with anti-Muslim displays. One caller was too afraid to go on camera, but stated she found the display inappropriate and offensive.

Although there was not much left in W.J. Freedman Park in Bartlett when Action News 5 arrived, one booth did stand out.

Sponsored by the ACT! Memphis, a national non-partisan group concerned about the threat of radical Islam, the booth showed a picture of the fiery World Trade Center towers on September 11, right next to a photo of President Barack Obama.

ACT! Memphis organizers confirmed they paid $50 to set up at the Bartlett Festival. They also stated the festival was sold out until another vendor offered them an extra spot.

However, the organizer would not go on camera and claimed the national group ACT! for America does not do interviews that can be edited. According to this individual, the organization only does live interviews.

As for the City of Bartlett, the application for all groups asks for a description of the group’s booth. Yet, it did not offer any guidelines for who can and cannot apply.

Bartlett Mayor Keith McDonald confirmed that ACT! Memphis was at the festival.¬† McDonald did not have a comment on whether the group’s content was appropriate.

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  • Reynardine
  • Kyle Renner

    Let them out themselves– give them enough rope, as the saying goes, right?

  • Kyle Renner

    The one good thing about these idiots putting up filth is that it shows normal people how demented the “ACT” people are. I suppose anyone looking at Geller’s facial visage would come to the same conclusion (and spencer’s as well), but not all of us can stomach looking at such faces for too long. Too much Botox.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    Yes, very much so. Also, as the article says, politicians and elites LOVE that kind of hatred because its much easier to sell to the masses.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    I think its a sort of cognitive dissonance on their part. They identify Obama as a Muslim because he is black (and, to their minds, “foreign”) and because he is fairly Liberal by American political standards. They can’t fathom the idea of a “good, red blooded American Christian” being anything other than a Republican.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    Well considering he or she deleted the comment soon after posting it…

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Actually, unsurprisingly it turns out they did exactly that.

    Anti-Muslim booth at Tennessee fall festival linked Obama to 9/11 attacks
    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/page/301986_Anti-Muslim_booth_at_Tennessee

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Maybe because they really don’t like him, and many of them literally believe that he’s a “secret Muslim” who empathizes with our enemies and wants to turn the US into an Islamic state. Ridiculous of course, but we’re not dealing with reasonable people.

  • sasboy

    Why did they put up a picture of President Obama ? Do they blame him for the September 11’th attacks ?

  • Reynardine
  • Yausari

    Figured as much. -_-

  • bboy_blue

    You don’t know how true that is. See #4 in the linked article.

    http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-reasons-humanity-desperately-wants-monsters-to-be-real/

  • Yausari

    This kind of hate is an addiction. You hate once, it’s just not enough.

  • CriticalDragon1177

    Emperor,

    Why Should any of us be surprised? This is just their MO.

  • mindy1

    How does something like that get allowed at a family fun fest? How is spreading hate fun?

  • Lithium2006

    Really?

  • Lithium2006

    They only do interviews that can’t be edited? LOL, that is rich. An organization dedicated to demonizing an entire religion and it’s followers and makes little to no effort to hide that fact, worries that media outlets are going to make them look bad? These people are insane.

  • Nigrot

    They only do interviews that can’t be edited? LOL, that is rich. An organization dedicated to demonizing an entire religion and it’s followers and makes little to no effort to hide that fact, worries that media outlets are going to make them look bad?

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