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North Carolina: State Rep. Michele Presnell Compares Islamic Prayer to “Terrorism”


Is it any surprise that Rep. Michele Presnell also co-sponsored a bill stating the North Carolina may establish a state religion?

What a sad indictment on the NC GOP:

GOP Must Repudiate NC Lawmaker Who Compared Islamic Prayer to ‘Terrorism’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/10/13) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Republican Party to repudiate a North Carolina GOP lawmaker who compared Islamic prayer to terrorism.

In an email exchange with a constituent, North Carolina State Rep. Michele Presnell was asked whether she was “comfortable with a public prayer to Allah before a legislative meeting.” She responded: “No, I do not condone terrorism.” Presnell is also a co-sponsor of House resolution 494, which states that North Carolina may establish a state religion.

“If the Republican Party hopes to reach out to minority groups, it must clearly and forcefully repudiate such bigoted comments by its representatives,” said CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor.

Saylor noted that a GOP official in California was recently reprimanded for anti-Muslim and anti-Sikh remarks.

Last December, a coalition of 11 major American Muslim organizations called on the Republican Party to reach out to Muslim voters by rejecting anti-Islam bias and discriminatory legislation.

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  • Heinz Catsup

    Good one!

  • Tanveer Khan

    I saw it long before i made the comment. Whats so shocking? Terrorism is and always has been a weapon in my mind. A very abhorrent weapon but a weapon nonetheless. Please tell me why you think i should deweaponify terrorism?

  • Sam Seed

    Only in the USA, if this happened in the UK she would get the law thrown at her. This is bigotry bare to see, woe to those who live on ignorance. Islamic prayer is a connection to Allah nothing else.

    On a another note, I think it’s worth watching a documentary on 9/11 called Zero Hour, the evidence goes against the official explanation of who may have actually played the part in committing those atrocities. And before anyone comes lambasting me as a conspiracy theorist I say go and watch it.

  • Heinz Catsup

    Any of you guys read about this story yet?:

    So it’s not just Muslims who are guilty of sending out death threats, eh? 😉

  • Ali

    Yeah that’s not funny. You’re comparing the word weapon to “terrorism”. See it now?

  • Tanveer Khan

    Well we religious people do say Prayer is our weapon so i guess she’s techinically right. LOL

  • mindy1

    Ewwkay, she’s a good representative of we the people :/

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